17 August 2015Liam finally able to toast outdoor World Cup win
Liam admitted it was a relief to finally taste success outdoors after storming to victory in round three of the 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 with Australians Bodi Turner and Sam Willoughby second and third respectively.
Phillips, the defending series champion, now leads the elite men's standings on 505 points but it was the fact that he notched up a first outdoor World Cup success that pleased him most.
"It feels unbelievable. I have struggled to find a win outdoors," said Phillips, who's three previous victories in the series had all come in Manchester.
"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."
Meanwhile, 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.