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Cycle News 2013 Issue 20 May 21

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ROUND 4/MAY 18, 2013 MARKETA STADIUM/PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC SPEEDWAY P86 WORLD SPEEDWAY GRAND PRIX SERIES Drought Ende STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN HIPKISS G reat Britain's Tai Woffinden moved within a point of the World Championship lead after becoming the country's first Speedway Grand Prix winner in nearly six years when he triumphed in the Mitas Czech Republic FIM Speedway Grand Prix in Prague on Saturday night. God Save the Queen rang out across the Marketa Stadium after Woffinden beat Poland's Krzysztof Kasprzak and the series' bionic man Nicki Pedersen, who finished third despite breaking his left forearm just two weeks ago. Russian racer Emil Sayfutdinov was fourth after he was excluded for touching the tapes. He still left Prague as the World Championship leader after notching 17 points on the night. Woffinden won four of his five heat rides and finished his five outings on 13 points, before working wonders to overhaul Pedersen and take the checkered flag in semi-final two. He then exploded from gate one in the final to become the first Brit to win a Grand Prix since Chris Harris topped the rostrum in Cardiff on June 30, 2007. Woffinden, who clinched the British Championship for the Brit Tai Woffinden leads Krzysztof Kasprzak en route to winning the Czech Republic Grand Prix on Saturday in Prague. There could not be more hype first time at Wolverhampton on Monday, will fly the Union flag in surrounding the 22-year-old, who the Fogo British FIM Speedway is riding at the top of his game. Woffinden will have a raucous Grand Prix at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on June 1. crowd behind him in the Welsh

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