Things looked much better in Prague where the interest in MX was huge. Tibblin tried again and made it home in fourth, picking up valuable points. But the British riders were still dominating the European Championship chart. It should have changed in Gliwice, Poland. Rolf Tibblin won the first heat comfortably but had to retire from the second after five laps with technical problems. May passed into June, when the big leap came for Tibblin and Husqvarna. In Ludweiler, Saar, 35,000 spectators saw the Swede take his first overall win in Germany. "Everything went according to plan," Tibblin sang, "but my eye is still sore".
Unfortunately, Italy was another disaster with zero points gained. Up and down like a rollercoaster: France was lucky for Tibblin, who again won overall. And he repeated his success in the coming two rounds in Lichtenvoorde, Holland and at Beenham Park, Great Britain. After four victories, things now looked bright for the 23-year old Tibblin. On the 9th of August, the Husqvarna man competed in Luxemburg. In two 15-lap heats, Tibblin dominated and won with half a minute margin to second man Brian Stonebridge. He lapped everybody else, so his victory was beyond any discussion.
“I couldn't sleep for happiness that night,” he told me after his success. “I went out late in the streets of Ettelbruck and just wandered around being astonished and proud that I could call myself the European Champion.”
Tibblin showed people that he was at the top and conquered the last EC event on home ground. In Vetlanda he won both legs and all spectators cheered him on. Rolf had won six Grands Prix during 1959 and collected a total of 51 points. In the national championship, Rolf Tibblin won four out of five rounds, meaning he could also call himself "Swedish Champion" at the end of this very successful season.