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Road To 2012 - BMX
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Road To 2012 is a three year series of features, following the British Cycling BMX Team on their way to the London Olympic Games. From explaining the qualification process, to selection for the team and coverage of major events, British Cycling will document the entire process, with reaction from the Olympic Coaches and the riders themselves. Olympic Cycling's newest event, BMX captured viewers' imagination for the first time in Beijing 2008.

 


LIAM PHILLIPS PROUD OF OLYMPIC BMX PERFORMANCE
AUGUST 2012
British Cycling Olympic Podium Programme athlete Liam Phillips was proud of his performance and vowed to come back stronger for the Rio Olympic Games after crashing out in the men’s BMX final in London.


SHANAZE READE: "I'VE WORKED FOR FOUR YEARS AND IT'S OVER"
AUGUST 2012
British Cycling Olympic Podium Programme athlete Shanaze Reade was numb after finishing outside of the medals in the Olympic women’s BMX finals, following an impressive run in the earlier semi finals.


REPORT: LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES BMX - FINALS
AUGUST 2012
Heartbreak for British Cycling Olympic Podium Programme athletes Shanaze Reade and Liam Phillips in the Olympic BMX finals, who were denied a medal opportunity.


REPORT: LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES BMX - MEN'S SEMIFINALS
AUGUST 2012
British Cycling Olympic Podium Programme athlete Liam Phillips has quickly turned his attention to making the men’s Olympic BMX final and putting himself firmly in the mix for a medal.


REPORT: LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES BMX - MEN'S QUARTERFINALS
AUGUST 2012
British Cycling Olympic Podium Programme athlete Liam Phillips booked his place in Friday’s Olympic BMX semi-finals with a confidence building performance in the quarter-final stage.


REPORT: LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES BMX SEEDING
AUGUST 2012
British Cycling Olympic Podium Programme athletes Shanaze Reade and Liam Phillips began their Olympic BMX campaigns with the solid runs in the seeding sessions, finishing fifth and twelfth respectively, their timed runs determining their gridding in the subsequent knockout rounds.


LIAM PHILLIPS AND SHANAZE READE SPEAK BEFORE LONDON 2012
AUGUST 2012
British Cycling Olympic Podium Programme athletes Liam Phillips and Shanaze Reade speak before competiting in the first round of BMX competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games.


EVENT PREVIEW: BMX AT THE LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES
AUGUST 2012
The Olympic BMX competition begins on Wednesday 8 August with the men’s and women’s seedings and concludes on the Friday with the semi-finals and finals.


LIAM PHILLIPS RETURNS TO TRAINING FOR LONDON 2012
JULY 2012
British Cycling Olympic Podium Programme athlete Liam Phillips has returned to full training ahead of the Olympics after recovering from the broken collarbone he suffered at the UCI BMX World Championships in May.

 


TRE WHYTE AT THE ROYAL TORCH HANDOVER
JULY 2012
British Cycling Olympic Academy Programme athlete Tre Whyte was among a number of aspiring athletes who greeted the Olympic Torch at Buckingham Palace yesterday, meeting the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in front of huge crowds.


SHANAZE READE READY TO DRAW ON EXPERIENCE FOR LONDON 2012
JULY 2012

Great Britain’s Shanaze Reade is prepared to capitalise on lessons from the 2008 Beijing Games as she aspires to become an Olympic champion in London.


LIAM PHILLIPS CONFIDENT HE IS IN THE MEDAL HUNT FOR LONDON 2012
JULY 2012
Liam Phillips is adamant he is on course to be in the medal hunt when the London 2012 BMX competition begins on the 8 August.


QUILLAN ISIDORE: "FEELING OF BEING WORLD CHAMPION HAS ONLY JUST SUNK IN"
MAY 2012
British Cycling BMX Talent Team rider Quillan Isidore has admitted that the feeling of being a BMX world champion has only just sunk in after his superb performance at the UCI BMX World Championships.


GRANT WHITE: "READE AND PHILLIPS WILL COME BACK STRONGER"
MAY 2012
British Cycling Olympic BMX Coach Grant White has backed Shanaze Reade and Liam Phillips to come back stronger after a weekend of highs and lows at the UCI BMX World Championships in Birmingham.


REPORT: UCI BMX SUPERCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
MAY 2012
British Cycling Olympic Podium Programme athlete Liam Phillips suffered a broken collarbone as he and Shanaze Reade both crashed out at the UCI BMX World Championships in Birmingham.

 


LIAM PHILLIPS IN SEARCH OF FIRST WORLD TITLE
MAY 2012
British Cycling BMX Podium Programme rider Liam Phillips has vowed to go all out at this weekend’s UCI BMX World Championships as he goes in search of a first world title.

 


TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: UCI BMX SUPERCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
MAY 2012
British Cycling has today confirmed the seven Olympic Programme riders who have been selected to compete in the elite event at the forthcoming UCI BMX World Championships taking place at the NIA in Birmingham from 24 – 27 May.


MARCUS BLOOMFIELD PLEASED WITH OLYMPIC ACADEMY PROGRAMME PROGRESS
APRIL 2012
Marcus Bloomfield has paid recognition to the progress being made by Great Britain’s BMX Academy riders ahead of this weekend’s National BMX Series.

 


REPORT: UCI BMX SUPERCROSS WORLD CUP ROUND 2
APRIL 2012
British Cycling Olympic Podium Programme athlete Liam Phillips confirmed he is on track for the 2012 Olympics at round two of the BMX World Cup in Randaberg, Norway.


GRANT WHITE: "RANDABERG A KEY WEEKEND FOR US"
APRIL 2012
Grant White anticipates testing times for British Cycling's Olympic Podium and Academy Programme BMX athletes at the second round of the UCI Supercross World Cup in Randaberg, Norway this weekend.


BMX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL BE HARDER TO WIN THAN OLYMPICS
MARCH 2012
Shanaze Reade has said that Birmingham’s UCI BMX World Championships will be ‘harder to win than the Olympics’ due to a larger field of riders at May’s event.


BMX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL REVEAL MAJOR OLYMPIC CONTENDERS
MARCH 2012
May’s UCI BMX World Championships in Birmingham will give a strong indication of the major medal contenders for this summer’s Olympic Games, according to Great Britain’s Liam Phillips.


LIAM PHILLIPS: "I'VE NEVER BEEN BETTER"
MARCH 2012
Liam Phillips believes that he is currently at a career fastest as he prepares for the opening round of the 2012 UCI BMX Supercross at Chula Vista, USA, adding that he has felt ‘rejuvenated’ since returning to BMX in late 2011.


HUNGER, DISCIPLINE, THE WILL TO WIN - MAKING IT TO OLYMPIC BMX HEIGHTS
FEBRUARY 2012
Great Britain coaches Jeremy Hayes and Marcus Bloomfield have spoken of the hard work and discipline required of Great Britain’s BMX youngsters if they are to reach Olympic heights in their careers.


GREAT BRITAIN BMX COACHES CONFIDENT OF BRIGHT FUTURE AS YOUNGSTERS SHOW POTENTIAL
FEBRUARY 2012
Great Britain coaches Jeremy Hayes and Marcus Bloomfield believe the future of British BMX is set to be a bright one as they map out the pathway to Rio 2016 for the current crop of youngsters.


GRANT WHITE: OLYMPIC ACADEMY SHOWS BRITISH CYCLING'S COMMITMENT TO BMX
DECEMBER 2011
Following the reintroduction of British Cycling’s Olympic Academy to BMX, Luke Webber talks to coach Grant White about what the return of the highest tier of performance programme for developing young athletes means for London 2012 and beyond.


BRITISH CYCLING'S OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME: A FOUNDATION FOR TODAY'S TALENT
DECEMBER 2011

Annie Last, Jason Kenny and Geraint Thomas – all products of British Cycling’s Olympic Development Academy – and as the class of 2011/12 were inducted, Luke Webber talked to coach Matt Winston on the coming year.

 

 


BRITISH CYCLING'S TALENT TEAM: STARTING THE PATHWAY TO ELITE SUCCESS
DECEMBER 2011
British Cycling’s introductory Performance Programme, the Talent Team is the first chance cycling’s aspiring future stars get to pull on a Programme jersey. Following the 2011/12 inductions, Luke Webber speaks to coach Gary Coltman about the role coaches, parents and riders play in the formative years of a cyclist.

 


BRITISH CYCLING REINSTATES BMX OLYMPIC ACADEMY PROGRAMME
NOVEMBER 2011
Britain’s most promising BMX riders will benefit from the re-establishment of British Cycling's  residential BMX Olympic Academy Programme which will open its doors in early December. The first intake of riders will be named in due course following a recent selection event.

 

 


REPORT: UCI BMX WORLD CUP ROUND 3
AUGUST 2011

One year out from the Olympic Games, Shanaze Reade rode to victory in the BMX Olympic Test Event.

 

 

 

 


REPORT: UCI BMX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2011
JULY 2011

Shanaze Reade captured the Time Trial World Championship - read reports from all days of racing here.

 

 

 

 


REPORT: EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 11/12
JULY 2011

British Cycling's Olympic BMX Performance Programme competed in its final international competition before the UCI BMX World Championships later this month.

 

 

 


OLYMPIC BMX TEST EVENT TICKETS GO ON SALE
MAY 2011
Tickets for Olympic Test Events have gone on sale today - with BMX and Mountain Biking two of the first events to host a buildup to London 2012. The bmx event in London takes place on August 19-20.

 

 

 


LIAM PHILLIPS JOINS BRITISH CYCLING TRACK SQUAD
APRIL 2011

British Cycling has today confirmed that GB BMX rider Liam Phillips will also train with the Track Sprint Programme having shown the power output potential to bid for the Man One* position in the Men's Team Sprint.

 



 


LIAM PHILLIPS INJURED AT SEASON OPENER
FEBRUARY 2011

British Cycling BMX Academy rider and Olympian Liam Phillips is out injured following a crash in the first international race weekend of the 2011 season.

 

 

 

 

 


2010/11 BRITISH CYCLING BMX OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME TEAM LAUNCH
DECEMBER 2010

Following the announcement of riders onto British Cycling's Olympic Performance Programmes for BMX, British Cycling introduces the Olympic Development Programme at their first training camp of the season. Luke Webber was there to document the progress made from 2009.

 

 


2010/11 BRITISH CYCLING BMX OLYMPIC TALENT TEAM LAUNCH
DECEMBER 2010

Following the announcement of riders onto British Cycling's Olympic Performance Programmes for BMX, British Cycling Coach Jeremy Hayes introduces the Talent Team at the first training camp of the season. Luke Webber was there to document the progress made from 2009.

 

 


GRANT WHITE REACTS TO BMX PERFORMANCE PROGRAMMES SELECTION 
NOVEMBER 2010

Today, British Cycling's selections for the 2010/11 Performance Programmes were released. Luke Webber talks exclusively to British Cycling's Olympic BMX Coach Grant White about the forthcoming year, the role each Programme plays and what it means to be part of the setup.

 

 


BRITISH CYCLING PERFORMANCE PROGRAMMES SELETIONS FOR BMX 2010/11
NOVEMBER 2010

Details of riders on the British Cycling Performance Programmes for BMX - including Talent Team, Olympic Development Programme, Olympic Academy and Olympic Podium Programme - in 2010/11.

 

 

 


GRANT WHITE TALKS BRITAIN'S GREAT BMX COMEBACK          
SEPTEMBER 2010

With the selection of riders to British Cycling's Performance Programmes less than a month away, Olympic BMX Coach Grant White runs through the 2010 season of the British BMX Team, from Talent Team to Podium.

 

 


BMX: CLUB COACHING EXPLAINED                         
AUGUST 2010

Jeremy Hayes - British Cycling's BMX Olympic Development Programme coach - is travelling across Britain, supporting the regions in their development of club coaches using the BMX Level 2 resource.

 

 

 

 


 


SHANAZE READE 2010 UCI BMX WORLD CHAMPION
    
JULY 2010

Shanaze Reade is the 2010 UCI BMX World Champion and will get to wear the rainbow jersey into 2011. After a two year break, Reade came back from injury and Olympic disappointment to retake the biggest annual prize in BMX racing.

 

 


2010 UCI BMX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS                
JULY 2010

British Cycling Online brings you the 2010 BMX World Championships live from Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. This is the gateway to all the videos, news, interviews, reports and results fresh from the British Team in the race for the rainbow.

 

 


BRITAIN GUARANTEED TWO OLYMPIC BMX SPOTS            
MAY 2010

Following the release of the 2012 Olympic selection documents for nations by the UCI, British BMX has been guaranteed two spots for the London Games should they not qualify a maximum of three men and two women through the points system.

 

 


REPORT: EUROPEAN BMX CHAMPIONSHIPS ROUNDS 7/8          
MAY 2010

Shanaze Reade continued her successful European BMX campaign and her return to a full international racing schedule with another win in the European Series. We've got the video and reaction from British Cycling's Olympic BMX Coach, Grant White.

 

 


OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION CRITERIA ANNOUNCED FOR LONDON 2012   
MAY 2010

The UCI have announced the qualification criteria for cycling at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Outlining the standards required for each nation to receive a pre-set rider allocation, these regulations detail the standard each Olympic nation must reach to participate in the Games.

 

 



REPORT: UCI BMX WORLD CUP ROUND 2 - COPENHAGEN
    
MAY 2010

We have a full video replay of the moment Liam Phillips produced the race of his life to finish second at round two of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, along with a full report from Lam's first ever appearance in a World Cup final, and Britain's first male Supercross finalist in 2010.

 

 


REPORT: UCI BMX WORLD CUP ROUND 1 - MADRID       
MARCH 2010

Shanaze Reade starts her comeback to international BMX competition, finishing second at the opening round of the 2010 UCI BMX World Cup.

 

 

 


BMX OLYMPIC TALENT TEAM LAUNCH       
DECEMBER 2009

Last weekend the newly selected British Cycling BMX Talent Team visited Manchester to meet their counterparts and receive coaching from British Cycling staff on and off the bike. Luke Webber joined the riders and Jeremy Hayes to sample the weekends camp and discover the direction on British Cycling BMX development at its entry-level.

 

 


BMX OLYMPIC TALENT TEAM: 2010 LINE-UP ANNOUNCED          
OCTOBER 2009

British Cycling are proud to announce the lineup for the 2009/10 BMX Talent Team - the first step on to British Cycling's Olympic Programme for rider development. This year three riders have been added and you'll find their names after the jump...

 

 

 


BMX OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME: 2010 LINE-UP       
OCTOBER 2009

The Great Britain Cycling Team has confirmed the names of the young riders who will be given the opportunity of being part of the Olympic Development Programme (ODP) in 2010.

 

 

 


REPORT: UCI BMX WORLD CUP ROUND 4 - CHULA VISTA          
SEPTEMBER 2009

Miss the penultimate round of the UCI BMX Supercross LIVE from Chula Vista, America on September 19? Miss Marcus Bloomfield's first ever final appearance in an International event? Why worry! We've got the full action replay of the event so you'll miss nothing, and comment from Grant White - Britain's chief BMX Coach.

 

 

 


 


REPORT: UCI BMX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2009               
JULY 2009

Full video highlights from the UCI BMX World Championships, where Liam Phillips and Marcus Bloomfield represented Team GB.

 

 


BRITISH CYCLING REVEAL NEW OLYMPIC BMX TRAINING FACILITY     
JULY 2009

British Cycling and Manchester City Council, in partnership with New East Manchester, are putting final touches to an ambitious plan to build a £24 million National Indoor BMX Centre in Manchester's Sportcity in a bid to secure a world class BMX training facility for the GB Cycling Team and boost Manchester's position as the home of British Cycling.

 



REPORT: EUROPEAN BMX CHAMPIONSHIPS ROUNDS 13/14   
JULY 2009

The GB BMX team headed by Grant White travelled to Denmark for the European Championships with standout results from Dan Whyte, Abbie Taylor, Kyle Evans and Charlotte Green.

 

 

 


TEAM GB AT THE EUROPEAN BMX SERIES       
JULY 2009
Last weekend the British BMX team, headed by Olympic Coach Grant White, took to Cheddar and rounds 13/14 of the European Championship culminating in their best set of results yet. Luke Webber spent a busy two days in the pits and got the latest from a growing squad of young talent.