Liam Phillips, BMX finals, London 2012 Olympic Games

The 24 year old from Somerset was competing in the 17th World Championships of his career, and a perfect display saw him progress from the qualifying rounds to the final unbeaten.

Phillips led from start to finish in the decisive race to beat home favourite Marc Willers and finally earn himself a rainbow jersey. Cycling Weekly spoke to him a day after he arrived back in Britain.

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