Cycling - White: Future of British BMX is bright

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.

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Cycling - White: Future of British BMX is bright
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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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