SWINDON ROBINS: Kildemand wins Rider of the Year

This Is Wiltshire: Peter Kildemand Peter Kildemand

PETER Kildemand was tonight named Swindon Robins’ Rider of the Year at a glittering ceremony at the De Vere.

The Danish charger beat off competition from Jason Doyle and Hans Andersen to triumph.

Unfortunately, Kildemand was unable to accept his prize in person as he is currently suffering from a virus and is laid up in his homeland.

However, he told the Advertiser he was surprised and honoured.

“Of course I’m very happy to win the award,” he said.

“It’s especially nice to win as the fans vote for it, I certainly didn’t expect to win.

“It’s been a good year for me, I started off at reserve and ended up as a second heat leader, so I was very happy with that.

“I would like to come back to Swindon next year, so fingers crossed it will happen.”

Kildemand, Doyle and Andersen were the runaway favourites to win Rider of the Year.

Of those three Kildemand took 53 per cent of the vote, with second-placed Doyle on 26 per cent and skipper Andersen on 21 per cent.

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11:31pm Fri 26 Oct 12

mancrobin says...

He has been sensational this year and more than deserves this award.

The last time I saw him he was a very average second string at Workington. What a transformation.
He has been sensational this year and more than deserves this award. The last time I saw him he was a very average second string at Workington. What a transformation. mancrobin

8:25am Sat 27 Oct 12

Rovin Robin says...

Well deserved - Hope to see him here next year also
Well deserved - Hope to see him here next year also Rovin Robin

9:22am Sat 27 Oct 12

bobxski says...

Richly deserved and we would be mad not to have Peter back next season!!
Richly deserved and we would be mad not to have Peter back next season!! bobxski

10:05am Sat 27 Oct 12

oldlegtrailer says...

good rider and modest with it great attributes- a GP star of the future
good rider and modest with it great attributes- a GP star of the future oldlegtrailer

10:35am Sat 27 Oct 12

gruntfuttocks says...

oldlegtrailer wrote:
good rider and modest with it great attributes- a GP star of the future
i agree with that. very modest indeed. goes out and wins races but doesnt shout about it from the rooftops. capable of beating the best in the world any day of the week so won't be long before he is on the world stage i'm sure
[quote][p][bold]oldlegtrailer[/bold] wrote: good rider and modest with it great attributes- a GP star of the future[/p][/quote]i agree with that. very modest indeed. goes out and wins races but doesnt shout about it from the rooftops. capable of beating the best in the world any day of the week so won't be long before he is on the world stage i'm sure gruntfuttocks

6:09pm Sat 27 Oct 12

Fourth bend says...

Agree with all the above - too which you have to add raw excitement. You have to watch through your fingers sometimes :-)
Agree with all the above - too which you have to add raw excitement. You have to watch through your fingers sometimes :-) Fourth bend

7:45am Fri 2 Nov 12

oldlegtrailer says...

At the awards dinner I was disappointed not to receive the award for the most outspoken Adver sports page speedway critic. Well done swindonspur, mikek,bobxski,rovinr
obin and sammysprocket. To only be in 6th place was a failure. I intend to be more ridiculously outspoken in 2013. Nice to see mikek getting the special award for infiltrating Bournemouth Echo site and giving the Poole fans some stick after the big win. Come on my son!
At the awards dinner I was disappointed not to receive the award for the most outspoken Adver sports page speedway critic. Well done swindonspur, mikek,bobxski,rovinr obin and sammysprocket. To only be in 6th place was a failure. I intend to be more ridiculously outspoken in 2013. Nice to see mikek getting the special award for infiltrating Bournemouth Echo site and giving the Poole fans some stick after the big win. Come on my son! oldlegtrailer

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