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Thierry Neuville claims Rally Sweden victory and points lead

Ice-cool Thierry Neuville kept calm in the heat of a furious fight to win Rally Sweden on Sunday afternoon and take the lead of the FIA World Rally Championship. The Belgian became only the third non-Nordic driver to win the calendar's solitary pure winter rally and end an agonising 12-month wait after crashing out of a comfortable lead last year. He overcame an electrical glitch with his Hyundai's paddle shift gearchange system, a lurid spin into a snow bank and extreme pressure from the chasing pack to win the four-day encounter on snow and ice-covered forest roads by 19.8sec. 'It's an incredible weekend. We didn't expect to be so fast over here this year, but...
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