Former MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden dies five days after cycling crash

2006 world champion was knocked off his bike on Wednesday

Nicky Hayden at the 2016 GP Australia

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Former MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden has died five days after a cycling crash in Italy.

Hayden, who was 35, was hit by a car while cycling in eastern Italy on Wednesday, suffering serious head and chest injuries and being placed in intensive care following the incident.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.