BMX Supercross World Cup: Liam Phillips loses lead after early exit

Great Britain's BMX rider Liam Phillips
Liam Phillips became the first British man to win the UCI BMX Supercross series world title when he claimed the crown in 2014

Great Britain's Liam Phillips has lost his lead in the 2015 BMX Supercross World Cup after crashing out in the quarter-finals in round two.

The 26-year-old, who won last month's opening round in Manchester, unclipped from his pedal during the race in Papendal and was edged off the track.

Defending champion Phillips is now fourth in the overall standings, 30 points behind leader Sam Willoughby.

Fellow Brits Kyle Evans and Charlotte Green also suffered early exits.

Evans went out in the quarter-finals, while Green departed the women's competition at the moto stage.

Tre Whyte did not start after suffering a knee injury during a crash in practice on Saturday.

Dutch rider Niek Kimmann, junior world champion in 2014, won the men's event, while Olympic champion Mariana Pajon claimed the women's race.

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