BMX Team GB will hope to be bringing home a BMX racing gold medal come August, and the racing will be one of the most exciting events at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics – particularly if you’re cheering on Liam Phillips and Kyle Evans of Team GB.
But will they win gold? Liam Phillips is a favourite, but there are numerous favourites aiming to ride their BMX bikes to the gold medal at Rio.
We’ve been bringing you up to speed with all things Olympic BMX racing in the run up to the event in August, looking at the Olympic BMX rules, when the Olympic BMX is on and where you can watch it, what the Olympic BMX track looks like, and a short history of BMX.
Now it’s time to look at the most important thing about the event – the riders who will be taking part. Who will be representing Team GB in the Olympic BMX and what do you need to know about them? Who will be their main rivals? Let’s have a look at the main characters involved.