| Bjarne Pedersen|
| 12 July 1978 (age 37)Holstebro, Denmark (1978-07-12) |
Holstebro Speedway Klub
Great BritainNewcastle DiamondsPoole PiratesEastbourne EaglesBirmingham BrummiesLeicester LionsLakeside HammersPolandOpoleKS TorunRawiczOrzel LodzZKZ Zielona GoraWybrzeze GdanskUnia TarnowStart GnieznoSwedenVargarnaElit VetlandaKaparnaMasarnaVastervikIndianernaPiraternaDenmarkHolstebroVojensHolstedSlangerup
Danish ChampionElite League Riders ChampionDanish Under-21 ChampionEuropean Grand Prix Winner
Elite League ChampionElite League KO Cup WinnerCraven Shield WinnerBritish League Cup WinnerPremier League ChampionSwedish Elitserien ChampionDanish League ChampionElite League Pairs ChampionWorld Cup Winner
Bjarne Pedersen Wikipedia
Bjarne Aagaard Pedersen (born 12 July 1978, in Holstebro, Denmark) is an international motorcycle speedway rider who has represented Denmark in the Speedway World Cup, winning it on two occasions: in 2006 and 2008.
Pedersen began his speedway career in 1990. He won his first title in 1994 winning a Danish junior pairs championship with Charlie Gjedde. However, he did not ride as a full-time professional until 2000. Pedersen began his UK racing career with the Newcastle Diamonds in the Premier League. He took part in his first two Speedway Grand Prix events in 2002, both as a wild card. His first full Speedway Grand Prix season came in 2003, but it was not until 2004 when Pedersen won his only Grand Prix to date at the European GP in Wrocław. In 2004 he also won the Elite League Riders' Championship.
Pedersen admitted at the end of the 2007 season that he had lost enthusiasm for riding in Speedway Grand Prix series until he qualified for the 2008 series in the race off in Vojens.
Pedersen was retained by Poole for the 2008 season over former world champion Jason Crump when it was announced the British Speedway Promoters' Association (BSPA) that the points limit for team building purposes was to be reduced drastically. Poole promoter Matt Ford stated that Pedersen was chosen due to his loyalty to Poole over the previous six seasons.
* Pedersen sustained a broken wrist during a Craven Shield meeting for Poole on 2 May 2008. His place at the European Grand Prix and the Swedish Grand Prix were taken by first reserve Lubos Tomicek.