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EKSTRALIGA | WOFFY STARS IN BATTLE OF THE BRITS

Triple world champion Tai Woffinden won the battle of the Brits as Wroclaw saw off visitors Torun 51-39 in the PGE Ekstraliga on Friday.

09 / 04 / 2021, 22:11

Triple world champion Tai Woffinden won the battle of the Brits as Wroclaw saw off visitors Torun 51-39 in the PGE Ekstraliga on Friday.

British fans tuning into the Olympic Stadium action will have enjoyed some big performances from all three GB stars on display as European champion Robert Lambert raced to 11 paid 12 for Torun, while Dan Bewley also impressed on eight points for Wroclaw.

But it was the nation’s most decorated world champion who topped the score chart on 12 paid 13 as Woffinden raced to two wins and three second places.

He was brilliantly backed up by his fellow SGP stars as Maciej Janowski raced to 11 paid 12 and Artem Laguta added 10 paid 11.

Bewley made a strong start to his PGE Ekstraliga season by bagging race wins over Lambert and 2012 world champion Chris Holder as the Cumbrian bids to build on a strong finish to 2020.

Lambert was well supported by Torun team mate Jack Holder, who bagged 10 paid 12, with Chris Holder adding eight.

Elsewhere, triple world champion Nicki Pedersen powered to a sensational 16 points for Grudziadz, but it wasn’t enough to save them from a 51-39 loss away to his old club Zielona Gora.

Only a 5-1 from Falubaz pair Matej Zagar and Max Fricke denied the Dane a six-ride maximum as he racked up five victories in his opening match of 2021.

Despite suffering a heavy fall in heat 14, Falubaz legend Piotr Protasiewicz got back up, dusted himself down and won the race to end a strong afternoon’s work on 12 points.

Former world No.2 Patryk Dudek added 11 paid 12, Fricke registered nine paid 10, Zagar scored seven paid nine and Zielona Gora’s under-24 rider Damian Pawliczak racked up a useful seven paid eight.

Pedersen’s main support came from Przemyslaw Pawlicki, who tallied 10 for Grudziadz. SGP star Krzysztof Kasprzak collected four.

For full details of the day’s results and scorers, click here: http://bit.ly/2uoK8OX.

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