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Former MotoGP champion Hayden dies after cycling accident

Former MotoGP champion Hayden dies after cycling accident

May 23, 2017

ROME, May 23 ― Former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden has died five days after the American was hit by a car while cycling in eastern Italy, his Honda World Superbike team said in a statement yesterday. “It is with great sadness that Red Bull Honda... has to announce that Nicky Hayden has succumbed to injuries suffered during an incident while riding his bicycle last Wednesday,” the team said. “Nicky passed away at 19.09 (local time) this evening at Maurizio Bufalini hospital... Read more

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Verizon IndyCar Series driver Fernando Alonso (29) leads a pack of cars down the front straightaway into turn one during practice for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 23, 2017. ― Reuters pic

Verizon IndyCar Series driver Fernando Alonso (29) leads a pack of cars down the front straightaway into turn one during practice for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 23, 2017. ― Reuters pic