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Cycle News 2013 Issue 22 June 4

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ROUND 5/JUNE 1, 2013 MILLENNIUM STADIUM/CARDIFF, ENGLAND SPEEDWAY P108 WORLD SPEEDWAY GRAND PRIX SERIES Emil Sayfutdinov leads Krzysztof Kasprzak and NielsKrisitan Iversen en route to winning the British Speedway Grand Prix on Saturday night in Cardiff. NO PRACTICE NEEDED SLEEPY SAYFUTDINOV BAGS THE WIN IN ENGLAND STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN HIPKISS R ussian sensation Emil Sayfutdinov stormed to a dream Fogo British FIM Speedway Grand Prix victory in Cardiff and admits sleeping through Saturday's extra practice session was the perfect preparation. The Salavat-born star is now seven points clear at the top of the World Championship with his third GP triumph of 2013 after fending off second-placed NielsKristian Iversen and third-placed Krzysztof Kasprzak in a frantic final. His position was further strengthened by a horrific moment for his nearest challenger Tai Woffinden after the British hopeful suffered a broken collarbone when he crashed in heat 14. Sayfutdinov added his Millenni- um Stadium gold medal to those he claimed in Bydgoszcz and Gothenburg, matching the three Grand Prix victories he achieved in his World Championship debut season in 2009. The 23-year-old opted against joining his rivals at the track on Saturday morning, where an extra practice session was staged at 10 a.m. after Friday's usual session was curtailed to allow extra track preparation.

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