Britain's most successful Olympian Sir Chris Hoy told ITV News his "body made the decision" not to compete in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
Sir Chris added that he had "mixed feelings" about not taking part but looked forward to enjoying it as a spectator.
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