Could Lauren Davies be the new Victoria Pendleton?
That’s the intriguing question after the newly crowned cyce speedway women’s champion announced today that she will be concentrating on velodrome racing next season. Writing on her website, Lauren said:
“Becoming the women’s World individual champion was the icing on the cake and feels immense. I now believe that I am changing to a fixed gear in the velodrome next year, in an attempt to put my passion into action and see where it takes me. I have fulfilled my aim within cycle speedway and want to go on to achieve as much as i can in the sport that I love” explained Lauren.
You can read the full blog on http://laurendaviesracing.wordpress.com/
Great Britain team captain, Steve Harris, lead by example in Salisbury (SA) yesterday, taking out the Veteran’s World title ahead of countrymen, Mark Whitehead and Norman Venson.
Veterans World Individual Final at Salisbury
Steve Harris 20, Mark Whitehead 19, Norman Venson 17, Dave Murphy 17, Paul White 14, Bob Prince 14, Gavin Nugent 13, Brad Hoppo 13, Brian Bull 12, Steve Clarke 11, Darren Anderson 11, Brad Oblmianco 9, Rob Flemming 7, Darren Matthews 7, Bob Matthews 6, Corey Simpson 1
Referee: Bob Osborne (Australia)
Image courtesy of Spokesman-Online
Hot favourite Lauren Davies has taken out the 2013 Women’s World Individual Cycle Speedway Championship at Salisbury in South Australia.
Davies, the current British Women’s Cycle Speedway champion, had always remained a shining light during the Series, and stamped her class on yesterday’s Final. Women’s World Individual Championship at Salisbury
Lauren Davies 20, Nicky Kinross 18, Sandra Tamborska 16, Sarah Kinross 16, Michelle Whitehead 15, Lucy Millikin15, Letitia Collins 15, Charlie Jane Herbert 13, Lauren Hookway 11, Livvi Horsley 11, Vicky Brown 11, Laura Watson 9, Carly Martin 9, Kayleigh Clarke 6, Lucy Whitehead 6, Rebecca Davies 6
Referee: Mark Winwood (Wales)
Junior Polish riders will be remembered for all the wrong reasons after yesterday’s World Cycle Speedway Championships at Salisbury in South Australia.
There was drama in the last race of world junior final, when one of Poland's top riders received a match ban.
Going into the first bend, Michal Sassak crashed and stayed down.
The race was stopped and Sassak was disqualified. The Polish youngster didn’t like the decision and confronted the referee.
He was match banned and then, during a heated debate at pit gate, Sassak flicked his bike at referee, hitting him, breaking his watch and bruising his arm . A full report will be sent to the ICSF.
In the meantime, team-mate Bartosz Grabowski won the re-run in fine style to become World junior champion.
World Junior Individual Championship Final at Salisbury
Bartosz Grabowski 18, Arek Szymanski 17, Lukasz Marchlewski 16, Adam Bozejewicz 15, Aaron Smith 14, Jack Harrold 14, Ashley Hill 13, Michal Sassek 13, Jake Read 12, Arron Morgan 11, Mark Sheldon 10, Shane Bentley 10, Jack Lush 8, Oli Sidwick 8, Ricki Johnson 7, Jacob Soper 6
Referee: Trevor Cryer (Australia)
Marcin Szymanski is the new World champion. The Polish super-star won the title in convincing style at Salisbury just a few moments ago.
After winning his first four races, Szymanski slotted in behind his nearest rival, Australia’s Cody Chadwick, in his final outing to take the title on 19 points ahead of Chadwick on 17 and Britain’s best placed rider Paul Heard on 16 points.
Fourth place went to another Szymanski, Arek, who tied on 15 points with Lee Aris who unfortunately moved at the tapes in the run-off.
We hope to bring you more news of the 2013 Worlds soon.
World Individual Championship Final at Salisbury
Marcin Szymanski 19, Cody Chadwick 17, Paul Heard 16, Arek Syzmanski 15, Lee Aris 15, Marcin Kolata 14, Bartosz Grabowski 13, Ty Geertsen 13, Lukasz Nowacki 12, Maiej Ganczarek 10, Andy Angell 10, Pawel Cegielski 9, Ben Mould 9, Prezemek Binkowski 8, Chris Timms 7, Joel Chadwick 5Referee: Bob Prince (England)
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