Bilko hon­oured

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BLAKE ‘‘Bilko’’ Wil­liams has been named FMX Rider of the Year by a panel at the TransWorld Mo­tocross Awards in Las Ve­gas.

The 24-year-old from Bax­ter, Vic­to­ria, was there to col­lect his award and says he con­sid­ers it a high­light of his ca­reer.

‘‘It’s like a pat on the back for all the hard work of the past few years,’’ Wil­liams says. ‘‘I was up against some re­ally good rid­ers. Nate (Adams) is al­ways a very con­sis­tent per­former, and Maddo’s (Rob­bie Mad­di­son) ac­com­plish­ments made it pretty close.

‘‘It’s good to win be­cause all the vot­ing comes from within the in­dus­try. It shows th­ese peo­ple re­ally do recog­nise what you’ve done.’’

Bilko last month be­came the first in­ter­na­tional to win a Moto X gold medal in the US.

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