BMX cyclist is first Briton to win BMX Supercross title
BMX rider Liam Phillips has become the first British man to win
the UCI BMX Supercross series world title.
who became world champion last year, led the series going into
the fifth and final round in California, but crashed in the quarter-finals.
his closest rival Anthony Dean went out in the semi-finals to
guarantee Phillips the title as he finished with 710 points, 100
points clear of Dean.
said on Twitter that he was "super happy to win the 2014
UCI BMX SX overall title."
25, has been an active member of Burnham BMX Club since the age
of four and is a former pupil of Berrow School and Highbridge's
King Alfred School.