Watch Burnham-On-Sea's Liam Phillips win BMX World Cup
Liam Phillips was in a class of his own as he won the UCI BMX
Supercross World Cup in Manchester for a third consecutive year
at the weekend.
26, saw off the challenge of world champion Sam Willoughby in
the final to complete a time trial and supercross racing double
at the National Cycling Centre on Sunday.
victory gives him a perfect start to the defence of his UCI BMX
Supercross World Cup crown which he won in 2014.
just mind-blowing," he said afterwards. "There was so
much talk coming into this weekend, of a 'three-peat', I dont
think that has ever been done before."
get out there and deliver in such a good manner, Im so pleased
with the performance."
never easy when you performing in front of a crowd as rowdy as
this - they want you to win and Im so pleased that I was
able to deliver."
has been an active member of Burnham-On-Sea BMX Club since the
age of four and is a former pupil of Berrow School and Highbridge's
King Alfred School.
Phillips won all of his races at the weekend on his way to the last
eight and in the final his start was too strong for the field as
he took the lead into the first corner.
was in pursuit but the Australian crashed out on the penultimate
corner although it was doubtful he would have been able to catch
an in-form Phillips.