US motorcycle racer Nicky Hayden hit by car while cycling

MISANO ADRIATICO, Italy (AP) " American motorcycle racer Nicky Hayden has been hit by a car while training on his bicycle.

The Superbike World Championship says the incident occurred Wednesday along the Rimini coast.

Hayden, who was in Italy following a race at nearby Imola, was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Injury details were not immediately available.

The 35-year-old Hayden won the MotoGP title in 2006. He is 13th in this season's Superbike standings.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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