Cycling - Sir Chris Hoy to announce retirement

Six-time Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy looks certain to confirm his retirement from cycling at a media conference on Thursday.

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Sir Chris Hoy celebrates after winning the keirin gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 7

Hoy has been contemplating his future ever since he added team sprint and keirin golds at London 2012 to his four winners’ medals from Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008.

The 2008 Sports Personality of the Year appeared to be tempted by performing at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, being held in his native Scotland, at the velodrome named in his honour.

But Hoy, who will be 38 by the time the Glasgow Commonwealths roll around, has announced a press conference in his home city of Edinburgh for Thursday where he is expected to call it a day.

The multiple-time world champion in a variety of track events has long been preparing for life after the sport, announcing late in 2012 he would be releasing a brand of bicycles in his name.

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