Liam Phillips thinks Great Britain will eventually become a pressure in BMX race, having clinched
a world title within Auckland on Sunday.

This individual won every race at the World Championships en route to the ultimate where he stinging out Brand new Zealand’s Marc Willers in order to triumph.

“We’ve got everything to produce the very best BMX riders on the planet, inches he said.

“It won’t be long before the young academy guys will be competing for world as well as Olympic medals. inches

Somerset driver Phillips added that he was optimistic concerning the long-term future from the sport in Britain, which has already produced a
three-time world champion within Shanaze Reade.

“We’ve observed numbers double at grassroots level throughout the cycle through Beijing to Greater london, ” he continued.

“I anticipate that to continue through now to Rio. At the top notch end, we’ve got great academy riders coming through. inches

Such as the young hopefuls, Phillips has benefitted from the monetary support from UK Sport activity awarded to elite-level sportsmen and a creation of latest facilities previously ten years, in particular the National BMX Middle, where he locomotives.


The particular £24m facility in uk had been opened to visitors in 2011 and has been harvested as being a training-base for Uk riders.

“We’re lucky to have a world class training facility minus the support involving coach Grant White and many others this wouldn’t be possible, inches he additional.

Phillips gained several British and Western titles early on in his career before signing up for the Olympic Academy Programme in 2005.

Selection the quarter-finals at the Beijing Olympics within 2008 and achieved a World Cup podium two years afterwards.

This year, he gained time trial silver at the World Championships before breaking his collarbone just over two months before the Olympics.

“It occurred 10 weeks before the Games, but I got in one piece, ” said Phillips. “I was at good form before London 2012 and had been pleased how I raced there. inches

Phillips achieved the Olympic final
but crashed out from the race. This individual said that even though a rider entered a competition as preferred, the “unpredictable” nature of the sport intended that success was still hard to accomplish.


“Since that race, it has been in the forefront of my thoughts, ” this individual additional.

“The Worlds are always the largest outside the Olympics and I had this as being a key objective. To come right here and provide… that it is my best-ever functionality.

“I’ve worked towards this for so very long. In order to finally win a variety jersey at the World Championships is wonderful. inches

The particular Manchester-based cyclist said having been focused on realising another major goal.

“I’ll be 27 in 2016 for your Rio Olympics as well as it’ll be the back-end of my career. Hopefully I could go there and make amends for Greater london. inches