GREAT BRITAIN captain Tai Woffinden has been ruled out of the FIM Speedway of Nations final in Vojens, Denmark tonight (7pm local time).

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The three-times World Champion took part in a training exercise yesterday (Friday) with five other riders who are all due to race in tonight’s final. Tai was attended to by Great Britain medical staff for injuries sustained to his back.
He was also assessed by experts at Kolding Sygehus Medical Centre in Kolding where he also underwent x-rays and examinations.
Our riders' health and safety is always our priority and due to the nature of Tai’s injury and subsequent effects on his movement, a joint decision has been made to withdraw from racing this evening.
Tai has ensured that his machinery and mechanics will be in the GB pits this evening to assist if needed.
Robert Lambert and Dan Bewley, who clinched the Speedway of Nations gold medal for GB last October in Manchester, will now spearhead the bid to defend that title.
Great Britain team boss Olly Allen said: “This is naturally a massive blow. Firstly we hope that Tai can recover full fitness as soon as possible. “However, Robert and Dan have a job to do and we know they can deliver to help us win the Speedway of Nations.”