Evans sixth in frenetic Berlin final

14 June 2014 / 18:14

Great Britain’s Kyle Evans finished sixth at an entertaining third round of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Berlin, while world champion Liam Phillips suffered a quarter-final exit.

Phillips, who himself finished sixth in Friday’s elite men’s time trial superfinal, headed into Saturday’s race at the Mellowpark leading the series.

However, he will be disappointed with the outcome in Germany after appearing to slide on the start ramp, eventually finishing fifth in his heat.

With the top four progressing that was the end of Phillips’ day but he maintained his lead in the overall competition rankings.

He is now 40 points clear of France’s Joris Daudet with two rounds remaining in Santiago del Estero and Chula Vista in September.

But it was a more productive day for his countryman Evans – the 20-year-old reached the final, where he was drawn in an outside gate.

Evans avoided a crash between American Jared Garcia and Ecuador’s Alfredo Campo in a frenetic race and eventually crossed the line in sixth.

Double Olympic champion Maris Strombergs dominated the race from the start to take victory on his return to World Cup competition.

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