16 August 2015Liam wins in Sweden to top UCI BMX Supercross World Cup
Great Britain Cycling Team’s Liam Phillips was in superlative form as he stormed to victory at round three of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Angelholm, Sweden.
The 26-year-old won all of his heats on his way to the final before another superb start from gate one saw him take the holeshot and see the race out from the front.
Australia's Bodi Turner and Sam Willoughby completed the podium.
Phillips, the defending series champion, now leads the elite men’s standings on 505 points.
“It feels unbelievable. I have struggled to find a win outdoors. It has been something that has been high on my agenda for at least the past 18 months, two years. It feels great.
“It goes someway to making up for the worlds. I knew I was in great shape but things don’t always work out the way you would like.”
“I just want to thank my coach, Grant (White), we are in this together. He puts in more hours than I do to make sure things come together on race day.”
The victory is a first for Phillips on an outdoor track at the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, his previous three victories in the series all coming at Manchester.
Kyle Evans crashed out in the quarter-finals while Quillan Isidore bowed out in the motos with Tre Whyte missing out on progression from Saturday’s qualifying.
In the women’s competition, Charlotte Green exited in the motos.