(RIDER SPOTLIGHT) Liam Phillips is looking in Olympic Gold Shape

Not only did┬ BMX star Liam Phillips┬ take┬ top spot in the World Cup BMX standings, but he is now one step closer to qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Liam Phillips was the 2014 World Cup champion, but we surpassed in the leader boards this year by┬ Australia’s Sam Willoughby when Willoughby won the 2015 UCI BMX World Championship. You can catch the action from that race here. More recently┬ Phillips, 26, won the elite men’s final in the Sibirien BMX Arena in Angelholm with Willoughby finishing third. Liam Phillips┬ has had a stellar BMX career so far as he┬ was the winner of ten consecutive British BMX titles between the ages of five to fourteen! His career has not been without injury as a 2010 crash at the┬ UCI BMX World Championships in South Africa left him with a damaged shoulder. ┬ He then turned to track riding as he felt it was a safer alternative. However, his 2011 return to BMX led him to qualify for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London despite another injury, broken collarbone. Phillips did not medal in the 2012 Games, however, in 2014 he became the first┬ British male rider to win the UCI BMX Supercross series world title. He is now looking on track to not only compete in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio, but to bring home a gold medal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Io_6bpXXwSQ New inner London cycling track at Tobacco Dock multi-storey car park, Wapping ….. Pictured GB BMX rider Liam Phillips Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com – Cycling – 2015 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup – National BMX Centre, Manchester, England – 19/04/14 -Liam Phillips winscopyright picture – Simon Wilkinson simon@swpix.com Picture by Alex Broadway/SWpix.com – Cycling – 2015 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup – National BMX Centre, Manchester, England – 19/04/14 – Tre Whyte (L) and Kyle Evans of Great Britain in action during the Elite Men’s 1/8 Finals. Image Sources bmxsuperx.com,

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