Sir Chris Hoy tells the story of his cycling career on Sporting Chapters

Last Updated: 18/04/13 10:57am

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In the latest episode of Sporting Chapters, we hear the story of Great Britain's most successful ever Olympian.

Sir Chris Hoy has won an incredible six Olympic gold medals in track cycling and has spent more than 15 years at the top of the sport.

Speaking to skysports.com ahead of Thursday's press conference - in which he is expected to announce his retirement - he shared some stories from his career, as detailed in his autobiography.

Hit the video to see the full interview which includes:

EARLY EXPERIENCES - He explains how he fell in love with cycling as a child and discusses his younger years in Scotland.

COMMONWEALTH CHEER - He discusses the highs and lows of competing at Commonwealth Games, including a breakthrough success in Manchester.

BEIJING BRILLIANCE - Hoy reflects on the biggest achievement of his career when he won three golds at one Olympics.

SLEEPLESS NIGHT - He explains his disappointment after being criticised by Scottish nationalists following his success in a Team GB jersey.

FAMILY FEARS - He talks about how his family dealt with his dad being diagnosed with prostate cancer in the build-up to London 2012.

HOME HEROICS - Hoy discusses the highs of winning two gold medals at last summer's home Olympics in London.

Click here for more of our Sporting Chapters series featuring interviews with the likes of Gary Neville, Tom Daley, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Carl Froch and Sam Torrance.

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