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13-time motorbike world champ Nieto in hospital after crash

July 26, 2017 - 8:37 AM

MADRID - Former motorbike world champion Angel Nieto has been taken to a hospital on the Spanish island of Ibiza after a crash while riding a quadbike.

Nieto's son, Gelete Nieto, tells Spanish national television from outside the hospital that his 70-year-old father "has received a hard hit to the head."

MotoGP showed its support by writing on Twitter: "All our thoughts today are very much with Angel Nieto, following his quad biking incident in Ibiza."

Nieto won 13 world motorbike championships between 1969 and 1984.

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