Great moment for Michelsen

Share on:

 Not everything had been going in his line when it comes to rivalry in TAURON SEC 2019. Mikkel Michelsen worked hard through the whole season and made his dream about the gold medal true. He seems like a perfect example of a great determination that can take you to the top.

 For Danish rider, season 2019 was a breakthrough in many ways. In Poland, he came back to the top-level league as he also became Lublin's leader. Plus, he was fighting for the pass to Grand Prix series and missed it by inches. Real cherry on top, however, came in Tauron SEC series.

Let's go back to the inaugural round. In Guestrow (Germany), Michelsen didn't impress. He lacked in individual wins as he was also losing points on distance. A small light in the tunnel was his win in the last heat, which gave hope for the upcoming future. July's evening in Toruń is also not the one that will be remembered as one of Michelsen's top ones. Demons from Germany were back and after three series, nothing had seemed like going the right way.

Michelsen, however, got us used to the fact that he's far from giving up easily. Two wins in the next heats made him really close to the race-off heat and even though he didn't make it looked like something bigger was about to come. Before his home crowd in Vojens, an urgent breakthrough occured. It was great both on the start and on distance. Heat no.8 and his defence against attacking Grigorii Laguta was one of the main highlights of this round. At the end of the day, Michelsen ended this meeting piling 15 points and topping the podium in Denmark.

Ahead of the final stage in Chorzów, Grigorii Laguta had been the main favourite. He had four points more in overall classification than Michelsen and it all looked like he's not going to drop this chance for gold. Once again, though, we saw a beautiful show of Dane's determination. As Laguta missed the final heat, a light turned on in Michelsen's head. The rest is history...

Michelsen won the final heat and used Laguta's mistake in the additional heat. Gold medal was his! After an ending ceremony, we saw some fantastic scenes filled with emotions and pure joy amongst his close ones. The crowning of the new Speedway European Champion revealed a real beauty of speedway.

Michelsen's road to the top proved that one should never give up even after two not so good rounds. Determination and a will of fight connected with skills led Dane straight to the very top. Will he repeat it next year? We will see.


SEC News
Closer look at TAURON SEC 2020

The TAURON SEC season in the year 2020 was more than unique. The series provided us with many emotions and a few special events, which are worth to mention after all. Speedway enthusiasts probably took notice of many details that we have not experienced in previous years or might come to conclusion, that in some cases history likes to repeat itself. Let's take a closer look at this year’s Individual European Championship competition.

Michelsen: I wasn't meant to win

Mikkel Michelsen took fourth place in this year's TAURON Speedway Euro Championship series. Before the start of the competition, The Dane announced the fight to defend his title he won a year ago, but less successful tournaments in Rybnik, Gniezno and Toruń crossed out his chances for final victory.

Madsen: Robert did a great job

Leon Madsen got the silver medal of the Individual European Championships. The Dane won three rounds of this year's cycle, but it was not enough to reclaim the title.

Lambert: I knew what I had to do

Robert Lambert became the new Individual European Champion. At the end of the TAURON SEC 2020 cycle, the British won the final round in Toruń. The fight for the gold medal was decided excitingly in the very final heat in which Lambert crossed the finish line before Leon Madsen.

Lambert is the new Individual European Champion after winning in Toruń!

Motoarena in Torun hosted the last and crucial round of this year's TAURON Speedway Euro Championship. After a tight and even tournament, the victory was achieved by Robert Lambert, who additionally won the title of Individual European Champion in 2020!

Madsen: I will do my best to win

Leon Madsen surprisingly took “only” sixth place during the third round of the TAURON Speedway Euro Championship 2020 which took place in Gniezno. The Dane scored nine points and now is on the second place in the interim classification of the cycle with a two point loss to the leader, Robert Lambert.

TAURON SEC 2020 Round 5: Toruń
TAURON SEC 2020 Round 3: Gniezno
TAURON SEC 2020 Round 4: Rybnik
TAURON SEC 2020 Round 2: Bydgoszcz
SEC Girls
GIRLS Section
Paulina Monika Natalia Patrycja Dagmara
social media


OneSport FIM Europe

Host Cities and Regions

Toru? Bydgoszcz ?l?skie Kujawsko - Pomorskie

Official Broadcaster



TAURON Ewinner Boll Marma


Lotto Ministerstwo Sportu i Turystyki Poczta Polska Lavor Wash Niepodleg?a MosiR

Media partners

WP Tygodnik ?u?lowy