The Kentucky Kid dies at 35

Posted on 23 May 2017

Former MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden, 35, has died five days after being involved in a cycling accident in Italy.

Hayden was struck by a car while bicycling as part of his training on the Rimini coast.

The 35-year-old succumbed to head, chest and abdomen trauma after colliding with the car's windshield.

The Kentucky-born world champion — fondly known as The Kentucky Kid — previously raced for the Red Bull Honda World Superbike team and had 28 podium finishes to his name.

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