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Cycle News 2013 Issue 40 October 8

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FINAL ROUND/OCTOBER 5, 2013 MARIAN ROSE MOTOARENA/TORUN, POLAND SPEEDWAY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GRAND PRIX SERIES STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN HIPKISS G P78 reat Britain's Tai Woffinden was over the moon to defy the bookmakers and two broken collarbones and seal the Speedway World Championship at the Torun Speedway Grand Prix of Poland on Saturday. The 23-year-old started the evening needing just six points to secure the gold medal and tallied 10 points to end the season with 151 points. He finished the job off with a sublime victory in heat five and was aided by Torun Speedway Grand Prix winner Adrian Miedzinski, who passed Woffy's nearest rival Jaroslaw Hampel for second place. But Hampel bounced back to claim his second World Championship silver medal with 142 points, while Danish champion Niels-Kristian Iversen marked his return to the Speedway GP series after a four-year absence with bronze, scoring 132 points. The night belonged to Woffy, though. Despite being written off by some before the season, not to mention breaking his collarbone twice, his combination of fitness, speed and sheer determination saw him become Britain's first World Champion since Mark Loram in 2000. "It has been an amazing season," a delighted Woffinden said. "It hasn't been an easy one, but I've put everything I can into my speedway this year and really made it happen. I've had two bro- WOFFINDE

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