White: Future of BMX in Britain is bright

28 April 2014 / 11:03

The dust might have settled on the BMX Supercross World Cup held in Manchester earlier this month, but Great Britain coach Grant White insists the nation’s stars aren’t standing still – far from it.

In front of a raucous home crowd, 2013 world champion Liam Phillips lived up to his billing as he claimed a supercross and time trial double.

And there was more success for Great Britain to celebrate as both Kyle Evans and Charlotte Green made their respective supercross finals.

While Phillips – who finished eighth at London 2012 – is 25 years old, Evans is only 20 and Green is a year younger.
And White believes the future is bright with the current crop set to keep working hard in order to achieve their goals.

“I think what’s really impressive [from Phillips’ double] is the psychological strength and skill set,” White said.

“Also, Evans’ was a fantastic result. He’s a young kid who’s getting better and better, month on end.

“The same with Charlotte Green. She’s only been on the academy programme six months as a full-time athlete, and she put herself in a World Cup final.

“She’s got massive headroom does Charlotte, physically and technically there’s plenty of room to go there – lots of improvement to come.

“Even though they’re young, they’re fairly mature and have a good age mentally.

“It’s a philosophy of this programme, we work hard day in day out. They’re only going to get better, and we’ve got a great support team across the board in every area – physical, psychological, mechanical, it’s a great package.”

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