BMX cyclist Liam Phillips clinches World Cup victory
BMX cyclist Liam Phillips has kicked off his Olympic year in style
by claiming his fourth consecutive victory at the BMX Supercross
World Cup in Manchester.
27-year-old led home a British one-two in the elite men's event
at the weekend ahead of team-mate Kyle Evans with Switzerland's
Renaud Blanc in third.
marked a superb start to the year for Phillips, who had chosen
to skip the opening World Cup event of the season in Argentina
the 2013 world champion, burst from the start-gate to lead from
the front and just edge out Evans, whose second place marked the
best World Cup result of his career.
said: ''I can't stress how hard that was it was by far
most challenging day of racing I've had in a very long time."
days you've got tough it out and try and make it to that last
eight and once you do that it's anybody's game."
year becomes more difficult. I learnt a lot about myself, knowing
that even when I'm not feeling the best I can still deliver when
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.