The European Young Riders of the Millenium are Danish !

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Eamonn Townsend

The European Young Riders of the Millenium are Danish !

Postby Eamonn Townsend » Mon Sep 18, 2000 12:00 am

The 2000 edition of the Young Rider of the Year Competition took place in Gandia, Valencia, Spain, from Wednesday 13th September to Saturday 16th September. 30 young motorcycle riders from all over the European Union (Germany excepted) and Tcheque Republic participated in the European Finale. The Danish finalists, Tina Pedersen and Christian Jensen, finished first after a set of 4 riding events. Netherlands (Iris Koorn and Patrick Rensink) and Finland (Minna Jokinen and Arttu Kotilainen) followed respectivly at second and third places. First prizes were a Honda Transalp and a Yamaha Fazer.

In total, 25000 young motorcyclists had participated in the earlier stages of the competition in the national rounds of the event. Bob Tomlins, European coordinator of the event says : " this event is most important for road safety as it develops awareness to safe riding amongst young motorcyclists all over Europe. It also gathers young riders from different cultures, sharing their enthusiasm for motorcycles, and developping a European identity". The event was co-organised by ACEM (Association des Constructeurs Européens de Motocycles), FEMA (Federation of European Motorcyclists Associations) and FIM (Fédération Internationale Motocycliste), and supported by the Directorate General for Energy and Transport of the European Commission.

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