Sir Chris Hoy: Dealing with retirement

Sir Chris Hoy starts action, Spadger's 6 Day Night 2013

When Sir Chris Hoy announced his retirement in April, he confessed relief, not about no longer racing, but at having finally made the announcement.

"I called a press conference all prepared, but it was like breaking up with someone," said Hoy, who had months earlier decided on retirement. "Until you actually utter the words - even though you know what you are going to say - it is tough. But once I had got it out, it was definitely a relief."

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