Phillips out to maintain BMX Supercross World Cup lead

13 June 2014 / 11:02

Liam Phillips insists he won’t be purely focussing on Anthony Dean as the BMX Supercross World Cup rolls into Berlin this weekend.

World champion Phillips leads the series after winning the opening round in Manchester and finishing third in Papendal.

The two-time Olympian's nearest challenger is Australian Dean who is 40 points behind in second heading to Germany, with the competition set to get underway on Friday.

But with five rounds in total, Phillips is not about to concentrate all his efforts on simply beating just one man.

"I think it's definitely important to beat Anthony if he's second in the points but I don't focus on that or dwell on that," said Phillips, who finished the BMX Supercross World Cup in third last year.

"We've only done two rounds of five so I think to just pick one rider and say 'that's the one rider that I need to beat' is quite naive.

"I think there is going to be a whole host of the best talent in the world going to race and for me it's just about being consistent and scoring points at every stop.

"If I get to the end of the season and I've performed at my best at the five stops, wherever that leaves me at the end so be it."

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