Rome - An Italian driver who killed US-born World Superbike star Nicky Hayden in a road accident last year has been handed a one-year suspended jail sentence.
Hayden, 35, died in hospital on May 22, 2017, five days after being run over by a car while training on his bicycle in central Italy, south of the seaside resort of Rimini.
The 31-year-old man at the wheel was sentenced by a judge in nearby Rimini, who also suspended his driving licence, the ANSA news agency said, without naming the driver.
The prosecution had asked for a slightly longer jail term of 14 months, while defence lawyers pleaded for an acquittal.
According to local newspaper Rimini Today, it emerged during the trial that the driver was speeding at the time of the accident, and that Hayden was run over at a junction where he had ignored a "stop" sign.