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Liam Phillips

3x Olympian, World Champion, Sx World Cup Champion

Liam began cycling in 1994 when he was just five years old and in 1999 he had already won his first European BMX Championship title.

In 2008, aged 19, Liam made it to the quarterfinal stage at the Beijing Olympic Games where BMX made its debut.

In 2011, Liam was showing the power output potential to push for a position as man one in the Track Sprint team but decided that the BMX track was where he could do most damage.

In 2012, Liam won Silver at the BMX World Championships, but sadly in the SX(Supercross) World Cup format Liam broke his collarbone ten weeks out from the London 2012 Olympic Games. Liam showed incredible strength and courage to recover and line himself up in the final of the Games but sadly lost his footing and crashed out of the race.

Liam showed great maturity and resolve to bounce back from the setback of missing a medal at his home Olympics. In 2013 at the BMX World Championships in Auckland (NZ), Liam won all of his races on the way to taking the rainbow jersey and crowning off an incredible comeback year as World Champion.

In 2014, Liam was not able to retain his World Championship title but became the first British male to win the UCI SX World Cup series, and is now one of Team GB’s favourites to bring back a medal at the Rio Olympics in 2016.

Liam is a role model and inspiration to the next generation of cycling and his strength in the face of adversity has been rewarded with his success of late. His motivation and drive will push him to be one of the leading athletes going to Rio 2016.