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MADSEN CHASING WORLD TITLE DOUBLE

Danish star Leon Madsen is determined to put his country in the fight for World Championship gold on two fronts.

17 / 07 / 2019, 09:10

Danish star Leon Madsen is determined to put his country in the fight for World Championship gold on two fronts as he prepares for the Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations Finals in Togliatti this weekend.

Madsen is one of the FIM Speedway Grand Prix frontrunners and is level on 47 points with Emil Sayfutdinov and Patryk Dudek at the top of the standings.

Can you imagine Denmark winning the World Championship in pairs? It would give a big boost to Danish speedway and at the same time as I am leading the World Championship.

Leon Madsen

He could also help his country to its first world team title since 2014 as he teams up with Niels-Kristian Iversen and under-21 man Frederik Jakobsen on Saturday and Sunday.

Madsen admits getting the better of defending champions Russia, Sweden, Poland, Germany, Great Britain and Australia will be no easy task.

But he also knows the lift victory would give to a country used to international success, which hasn’t enjoyed the best of fortunes on the world stage in the last few years.

Madsen said: “Can you imagine Denmark winning the World Championship in pairs? It would give a big boost to Danish speedway and at the same time as I am leading the World Championship. That would be amazing. We are fighting and doing our best for sure.

“Everyone can win it. There are so many good riders. The team that has the best two days will win. We have a good chance of course. We are doing well; we up are for it, and we will do our best to win it.”

Photo: Taylor Lanning

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