Australian speedway star Leigh Adams won the opening round of the Speedway World Championship yesterday in Stockholm, Sweden, topping fellow Aussie Jason Crump.

Third place in his home race went to Swede Tony Rickardsson with Poland's Tomasz Gollob and Dane Nicki Pedersen rounding out the top five. American Greg Hancock ended up sixth in the season opener.

The second round of the World Championship, now celebrating its 10th year as a multi-round format, will be held at the Marketa Stadium in Prague on May 15.

Results:

1. Leigh Adams

2. Jason Crump

3. Tony Rickardsson

4. Tomasz Gollob

5. Nicki Pedersen

6. Greg Hancock

7. Lee Richardson

8. Jesper Jensen

9. Mark Loram

10. Bjarne Pedersen

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Paul Carruthers | Editor

Paul Carruthers took over as the editor of Cycle News in 1993 after serving as associate editor since starting his career at the publication in 1985. Carruthers has covered every facet of the sport in his near-28-year tenure at America's Daily Motorcycle News Source.

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