Neils Kristian Iversen might have been first to the flag on Saturday to help Denmark to World Cup victory but two days later he was stuck in traffic on his way to King’s Lynn Stars’ Elite League match at Belle Vue, writes Chris Milsom.
The Stars skipper eventually beat the Manchester traffic to lead the Stars to a 54-39 victory.
Lynn went into the meeting without the injured Lewis Kerr, still feeling the effects of a finger injury, which was sustained on Premier League duty for Newcastle.
It was a powerful performance from Lynn with every rider picking up a heat win.
But team manager Rob Lyon was sweating at the start off the meeting as his No.1 Iversen was waylaid and only arrived moments before the start of heat one. In trademark fashion, the Denmark captain powered to an opening heat victory.
Kenneth Bjerre looked back to his best for away side and was top scorer with a paid-11 haul.
Lewis Rose was also on top form in the reserve birth with a couple of heat victories.
Stars at Belle Vue: Iversen 8+2, Porsing 7, Schlein 6+1, Lambert 6+1, Bjerre 10+1, S Worrall 9+1, Rose 8.
Iversen captured gold for Denmark on Saturday in Poland.
He proved his credentials as one of the best riders in the world with a stunning final ride to beat home rider Janusz Kolodziej on the last bend of the final lap in the last race.