Your Thursday Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

May 18, 2017

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Fraile scoops stage 11 of Giro d’Italia after day of attacking; Huffman leads Rally 1-2 on stage 4 of the Amgen Tour of California; Marta Bastianelli sprints to victory on short stage 1 of Emakumeen Bira; Boasson Hagen nabs victory on stage one of Tour of Norway; Dumoulin: ‘I wasn’t too stressed’; Costa rues near-miss, pledges to try again; Double Giro points jersey winner Nizzolo forced out of Giro; Cavendish uncertain about his return to racing: “It could be 10 days, it could be one year”; Former MotoGP world champion struck by a car in Italy; Protecting pink: Haga playing a vital role in Dumoulin’s Maglia Rosa defence; Arrest made over $100,000 SwiftCarbon Australia smash and grab; Video: Giro d’Italia Backstage Pass – Stage 11 Pre-Race; Video: Giro d’Italia Backstage Pass – Stage 11 Post-Race; Video: Nathan Haas – Interview at the start of Stage 11 of the Giro d’Italia

Former MotoGP world champion struck by a car in Italy

by VeloClub

The 2006 MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden has been struck by a car and seriously injured while training in Italy. The Red Bull Honda World Superbike rider is a keen cyclist and was riding with friends when he was struck by a Peugeot car near the Misano circuit in Italy.

The American hit the windshield and reportedly suffered serious head and chest injuries. He was treated at the scene by medical personnel and then taken to a local hospital in Rimini. The car stopped at the scene and police are investigating.

His team commented via Twitter. “Thank you to all Nicky’s fans for your support after his accident. He’s receiving medical attention in Italy, and we must now be patient… The medical teams are working hard, and we will provide updates as soon as they are available…. All we can confirm is that Nicky was involved in an incident while cycling & has been transferred to a hospital near Rimini for treatment.”

The incident follows on from the death of 2011 Giro d’Italia winner Michele Scarponi in April. He was struck by a van while training in Filottrano.

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