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by Shane Stokes
May 20, 2017
In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Gaviria nets fourth victory on stage 13 of Giro d’Italia; Garfoot continues Orica-Scott’s success in Emakumeen Bira with stage 3 win; Weening wins stage 3 of the Tour of Norway; Evtushenko wins stage 1 of the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon; Pirazzi and Ruffoni sacked by Bardiani-CSF team after confirmation of B-sample positive; Battered and bruised, Thomas quits Giro d’Italia; Van Garderen: I don’t know why it is not working; Nicky Hayden in ‘extremely critical’ condition following Wednesday’s bike crash; Ullrich resigns from Rund um Köln position; Vulpine – what went wrong?; Belda positive for EPO; Video: Giro d’Italia Backstage Pass – Stage 13 Pre Race; Video: Sagan and the fans at the Amgen Tour of California
Two days after being hit by a car while riding with friends in Italy, the 2006 MotoGP world champion Nicky Hamilton remains in a precarious position. The Red Bull Honda World Superbike rider, who is a keen cyclist, was struck by a car near the Misano circuit.
On Friday his team issued a statement saying that things were very serious. “Nicky Hayden’s clinical condition remains extremely critical. The young man, who is still in the intensive care unit of Cesena’s Bufalini Hospital, has suffered a serious polytrauma with subsequent serious cerebral damage. The prognosis remains reserved.”
This was later updated by the hospital, which said that the situation remains unchanged and he is still in an extremely critical situation. His family are with him at the hospital.
The American suffered serious head and chest injuries in the collision. He was treated at the scene by medical personnel and then taken to a local hospital. The car stopped at the scene and police are investigating.
Hoax reports of his death circulated on Friday, and have been slammed.