Speedway: Great Britain put trust in experience

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The Independent Online

While it may lack some of the hype of this summer's South African extravaganza, the two-wheeled version, the eight-team FIM Speedway World Cup, gets underway this evening in the slightly less exotic location of King's Lynn.

Great Britain compete in tonight's four-nation shoot-out against Australia, Sweden and Finland. A win would give them a place directly in Saturday night's final in Denmark, while a second or third place will put them in Thursday's four-team race-off, when the two remaining final berths will be decided.

After going into last year's tournament with a youthful line-up, manager Rob Lyon has picked a far more experienced team, bringing back former captain Scott Nicholls, who lines up with current captain Chris Harris, Tai Woffinden, Lee Richardson and Simon Stead.