WORLD UNDER 21 CHAMPIONSHIP: Semi-final finish for Jack

Jack Holder.Jack Holder.
Jack Holder.
Peterborough Panthers number one Jack Holder bowed out at the semi-final stage in the first round of the World Under 21 Championship yesterday (July 23).

The Australian ace collected a total of 11 points in testing conditions at a rain-lashed Poznan track in Poland.

And Holder could count himself hugely fortunate to avoid serious injury after being hit by rival Anders Lyager in the opening bend of that semi.

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The Danish rider suffered a broken collarbone when slamming into the track while Holder went on bring up the rear in a re-run won by overall victor Maksym Drabik.

The Polish ace reeled off a seven-ride, 21-point maximum to take command in the overall standings. He leads by six points from runner-up and fellow Pole, Bartosz Smektala.

The remaining two rounds are both in September at Gustrow in Germany and Pardubice, in the Czech Republic.

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