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Cycle News 2013 Issue 31 August 6

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ROUND 8/AUGUST 3, 2013 OLYMPIA STADIUM/TERENZANO, ITALY SPEEDWAY P100 SPEEDWAY GRAND PRIX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IVERSEN'S FIRST Niels-Kristian Iversen gets his first in Italy STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN HIPKISS D anish Champion NielsKristian Iversen stormed to his first Speedway Grand Prix win in the Italian Speedway Grand Prix in Terenzano on Saturday night and admitted, "I almost passed out" as his dream victory became a reality. Iversen, who has established himself as one of the most consistent riders in World Speedway in recent years, passed Brit Tai Woffinden in the second corner of the final to take the win. Woffinden ended up second to close the gap between himself and World Championship leader Emil Sayfutdinov to five points as the Russian sensation defied a disastrous start to the meeting to finish third. But Iversen had the biggest cause for celebration. The victory lifted him from seventh to sixth in the World Championship and he admits it has given him the confidence to win more rounds after wondering whether his maiden triumph would ever come. "I don't know if I really be-

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