The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and the UCI World Cycling Centre (WCC), the International Federation’s high-level training and coaching centre, are pleased to announce the arrival of Great Britain’s Liam Phillips as coach for BMX Racing, one of cycling’s five Olympic disciplines. Originally from Somerset, in the south-west of England, Liam Phillips grew up in a family passionate about BMX. From the sport’s first Olympic appearance, at the Beijing 2008 Games, to his retirement from the circuit last November, the British athlete (28) won numerous major international titles. During his 10-year career he was crowned UCI World Champion in 2013, having claimed the silver medal in 2012, won two consecutive UCI World Cup overall titles (2014 and 2015), and reached the podium at 15 World Cup rounds.
British Cycling has today confirmed the appointment of Pierre-Henri Sauze as the lead coach for the BMX Supercross senior programme. Crowned as the 1988 European BMX champion, Sauze raced in amateur, elite and master classes from 1982 to 2007 before turning his focus to BMX coaching. Olympic champion Connor Fields was coached by Sauze for three years, including during the preparation phase of his training for Rio 2016. Sauze also worked for six years with the 2014 world championship silver medallist Tory Nyhaug who won the Pan Am Games in Toronto 2015 and is currently ranked third in the world. Sauze will start in his role as lead BMX coach on 6 November.
Speaking of his move to British Cycling, Sauze said: “I’m looking forward to starting my role as lead