Spanish Motor Cycling legend Angel Nieto dies of head injuries

Source: Xinhua| 2017-08-04 19:29:45|Editor: Liangyu
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MADRID, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- Spanish motor cycling champion Angel Nieto died late on Thursday evening as the consequence of head injuries suffered when he fell off a quad bike on the island of Ibiza just over a week ago.

The 70-year-old, who was perhaps the most successful Spanish motor cyclist of all time, was famous for winning 12+1 world titles at 50 and 125cc, winning a six world Championships on the former category and seven in the other between 1964 and 1986.

He won a total of 90 Grand Prix races, a total only beaten by Agostini and Valentino Rossi.

Nieto suffered the injuries after hitting his head when breaking at a crossing in Ibiza on July 26th and had been in a medically induced coma since then. Medical authorities on Thursday morning warned that his health had "deteriorated rapidly" on Thursday morning and he was in a "very critical condition" before ha passed away at around 7pm local time.