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Liam Phillips has won the battle for the place in the men?s BMX race at the Beijing Olympics after some fierce racing on the replica track in Aigle this week.

19 year-old Phillips snatched the place ahead of his older rivals and so will join the rest of the Great Britain cycling team on the plane for Beijing. Shanaze Reade will ride the women?s event as BMX racing makes its debut as an Olympic sport.

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