Denmark triumphs at the Speedway World Cup

Iversen and Denmark snatched the World Cup on the final bend

In perhaps one of the most exciting finishes in speedway history, Danish Niels-Kristian Iversen won the FIM Speedway World Cup for Team Denmark on Saturday night in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

On the final bend of the final race Iversen overtook the home favourite Janusz Kolodziej and won the competition by a whisker. 

“That was just insane. I just kept trying for all four laps. I was building up speed and I knew I was getting closer and closer," Iversen said of the unexpected victory on the tournament's official website. 

The Danish team – consisting of Iversen,  Nicki Pedersen, Peter Kildemand and Mads Korneliussen – claimed victory on 38 points, against Poland's 37, immediately followed by Australia in third position on 36 points. Team Great Britain closed the race on 16 points.

That's payback for 2013, when the Polish prevailed over the Danes by one point.