Nicky Hayden dies after cycling crash in Italy

Nicky Hayden

FORMER MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden has died after being hit by a car whilst cycling in Italy.

The 35-year-old suffered “serious cerebral damage” and was in an induced coma for five days before losing his battle on Monday (May 22).

CCTV footage captured the horrific accident. The driver was not driving drunk. 

Hayden’s greates triumph was de-throning the dominant Valentino Rossi in 2006 ending his five-year winning streak.

The American transferred to World Superbikes in 2016, competing for the Red Bull Honda team, and was 13th in the drivers’ standings. 

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