SGP FANS LINE-UP OF THE DECADE COMPLETE
Eight FIM Speedway Grand Prix champions with 17 world titles between them have been voted into the SGP Line-Up of the Decade.
08 / 01 / 2020, 15:51
Eight FIM Speedway Grand Prix world champions with 17 titles between them have been voted into the SGP Line-Up of the Decade.
Fans around the world have been voting on @SpeedwayGP Facebook, Twitter and Instagram over the past two months to pick their top 16 riders, who starred on the SGP stage from 2010 to 2019.
Every rider who made the final 16 has been crowned SGP world champion or has at least won the FIM Speedway Under-21 World Championship, FIM Speedway World Cup or Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations.
SGP icons Greg Hancock, Jason Crump, Tai Woffinden, Nicki Pedersen, Bartosz Zmarzlik, Chris Holder, Jason Doyle and Tomasz Gollob are the eight world champions to make the list.
They are joined by current world No.2 Leon Madsen, Emil Sayfutdinov, Jaroslaw Hampel, Maciej Janowski, Niels-Kristian Iversen, Andreas Jonsson, Freddie Lindgren and Darcy Ward.
Poland’s representatives are led by the legend that is Gollob – the first world champion of the past decade in 2010. He’s joined by 2019 champion Zmarzlik, two-time SGP silver medallist Hampel and triple SWC winner Janowski.
Australia’s most successful speedway star Crump heads the men from Down Under and he is joined by 2017 world champion Doyle and double World Under-21 champion Ward, whose short but very sweet time on the world stage ensured he picked up plenty of votes.
Ward made the cut ahead of 2012 world champion Holder, but the Sydneysider took his place in the line-up after winning the wild-card vote.
Triple world champion Pedersen and his fellow four-time SWC winner Iversen fly the Danish flag, while Madsen makes the cut after finishing two points short of the world title last year.
Former SWC-winning team mates Andreas Jonsson and Freddie Lindgren were picked from Sweden, having won SGP silver and bronze medals respectively.
Unsurprisingly, Great Britain’s only triple world champion Tai Woffinden was voted into the side after a decade that saw him go from a 500/1 outsider for the title to the nation’s most successful speedway rider.
American legend Hancock was a shoe-in for selection with four world titles to his name, while double Monster Energy SON winner Sayfutdinov was picked after putting Russia on top of the sport for the first time ever in 2018 and 2019.
SpeedwayGP.com will be bringing you features on all 16 stars as we build up to SGP 2020. Check back soon and thank you for voting!