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Chris Hoy announces retirement

Six-time Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy has announced his retirement from competitive cycling at a press conference in Edinburgh.

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British sporting legend expected to take a back seat

Sir Chis Hoy is expected to announce the end of his illustrious sporting career in his hometown of Edinburgh today.

Sir Chris Hoy celebrates Gold in the team sprint final at the London 2012 Olympics. Credit: PA

The 37-year-old six-time gold medalist is scheduled to hold a media conference at Murrayfield Stadium this morning.

The Olympian celebrates another Gold at the London 2012 Olympics. Credit: PA

Hoy had previously expressed a desire to compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, but said, "it's about whether my body can hold on."

Chris Hoy with the Knighthood he received from the Prince of Wales during the investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Credit: PA

His retirement will signal the end of a career that includes six Olympic gold medals and 11 world titles, as well as the honours of a Knighthood in 2009 and being awarded BBC Sports Personality of the Year for 2008.

Sir Chris Hoy chows off his hat-trick of Gold from the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Credit: PA

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