Sir Chris Hoy decided to retire

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Six-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy decided to retire from cycling after using "every last ounce of energy and effort" at London 2012.<br />
The 37-year-old Scot had been expected to compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow but felt "to go on for another year would be one too far".<br />
Hoy, who won two gold medals in London, also claimed 11 world titles.<br />
He said: "I wanted to get a medal for Scotland. I didn't think I could so wanted someone else to take my place."<br />
Speaking at a news conference at Murrayfield, Edinburgh, he added: "It is a hard time - it is one moment at the end of your career when you say 'enough is enough'.<br />
"It's a decision that I didn't take lightly and I thought about it very hard. In sport at the highest level you are dealing in the smallest margins and you can tell when you are good but not good enough." <br />
Picture: Mark Davison/Universal News And Sport (Europe) 19 April 2013
Six-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy decided to retire from cycling after using "every last ounce of energy and effort" at London 2012.
The 37-year-old Scot had been expected to compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow but felt "to go on for another year would be one too far".
Hoy, who won two gold medals in London, also claimed 11 world titles.
He said: "I wanted to get a medal for Scotland. I didn't think I could so wanted...
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