Golden return for Shanaze Reade

Liam Phillips and Shanaze Reade celebrate after winning the BMX Supercross WC 2013 at the National Cycling Centre, Manchester. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Shanaze Reade and Liam Phillips made it a golden double for hosts Great Britain with time-trial victories on the opening day of the BMX World Cup in Manchester.

The Olympic finalists qualified fastest in their respective fields this afternoon and lived up to the seedings as the top 16 riders rode for a second time this evening.

Crewe's Reade won gold in 32.351 seconds, almost a second faster than Alise Post of the United States, while Burnham-on-Sea's Phillips triumphed in 29.357secs, ahead of Canada's Tory Nyhaug.

The second day of action will see the motocross Olympic discipline, with eight riders vying for position on track, and that is Reade's next target.

She said on www.britishcycling.org.uk: "It was good just to win. It's my home track so I know it pretty well.

"I'm really pleased to piece it all together and do a solid lap to finish with.

"If I can perform that lap every time in the motos, through the semi and the final, hopefully I'll be on top of that podium tomorrow."

Phillips added: "I've never won a time trial - I've come close a couple of times and thought I was going to win at the worlds but it was not to be. It's mega."

Phillips' team-mates Kyle Evans, Daniel McBride Tre Whyte and Curtis Manaton were sixth, ninth, 11th and 12th, respectively, while Abbie Taylor was 10th behind Reade.