It’s not a secret, that SEC leader had a lof of problems in last few weeks. Will Latvian make his best and take the gold in Lublin?
If you look at Lebedevs’s score in PGE Ekstraliga semifinals against Cash Brooker Stal Gorzów, you can say that he had the toughest moment in 2017 season. On the new olimpic stadium he shined only one time, when, along with Maksym Drabik, he was able to beat Przemysław Pawlicki and Linus Sundstroem. Two points and a bonus was all what he could have given to his team. Interestingly, in Gorzów he made even worse result. 23-year old rider scored only 2 points. This time fans and journalists started to speculate if coach Rafał Dobrucki would make a substitution and replace SEC leader by Tomasz Jędrzejak.
Finally Dobrucki trusted Lebedevs. Unfortunately, Latvian scored only one point in Leszno. SEC leader hadn’t a lot of speed in first final leg, so, fans started to speculate again. Despite huge criticism, in second leg Lebedevs tried to make history again. This time it was a little better. 4 points and bonus is still too little on home track. Unfortunately for Latvian, Unia Leszno team finally took a championship.
His performance in Elitserien finals showed, that he still can be as fast as everybody expect. In first leg, on his hometrack, he scored 5 points, which wasn’t enough to lead his team to victory. Situation in Vetlanda was totally different. Lebedevs, like everybody in Smederna, rode more than fantastic. Finally he made 9 points. Unfortunately in the final race he was last, but by then he knew that his team took the title.
Bad performances in PGE Ekstaliga in second part of season and uneven scores in Sweden – this is how did Lebedevs’ work look like last weeks, but it may not stay like that in Lublin. He’s still SEC leader, in the best place before grand final in Lublin. Now he has only one mission – to show that he can get up and defend the lead.
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2. Mateusz Szczepaniak #58 (Poland)
3. Martin Smolinski #84 (Germany)
4. Kenneth Bjerre #91 (Denmark)
5. Andzejs Lebedevs #129 (Latvia)
6. AndreyKudryashov #9 (Russia)
7. Vaclav Milik #13 (Czechia)
8. Artem Laguta #2 (Russia)
9. Przemysław Pawlicki #59 (Poland)
10. JuricaPavlić #19 (Croatia)
11. Daniel Jeleniewski #16 (Poland)
12. Michael Jepsen Jensen #52 (Denmark)
13. Leon Madsen #66 (Denmark)
14. Andreas Jonsson #100 (Sweden)
15. Mikkel Bech #177 (Denmark)
16. Kacper Gomólski #44 (Poland)
17. Oskar Bober (Poland)
18. Paweł Miesiąc (Poland)