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The paddock reacts to news of Nicky Hayden's death

Published: 22 May 2017

With Nicky Hayden one of the most beloved and popular riders in the race paddock both to fans and - rarely - to other racers as well, there's been a huge outpouring of grief at the news of the 2006 World Champion's death today following a cycling accident last week.

We've collated just a few of the literally thousands of tributes that's already been paid to Nicky below.

Can't believe... The most easy and good guy i ever meet on a paddock in my life! Love u Nicky! RIP #69 ❤

A post shared by Aleix Espargaro (@aleixespargaro) on May 22, 2017 at 9:12am PDT

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