27 February 2017

11th place for Musgrave at Nordic World Ski Championships, top 10 for Wallace in Aerials World Cup and two podiums for Taylor in Telemark World Cup

British Nordic

Andrew Musgrave had the result of the weekend for British Nordic at the Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti, Finland, finishing 11th in the Men’s Skiathlon on Saturday.

In the Sprint Freestyle final two days earlier, Andrew Young had put in a solid 22nd place finish. In the same race Callum Smith finished 73rd and James Clugnet was 75th position.

In the Ladies' races, Annika Taylor finished 38th overall in the Sprint Freestyle final, with Fern Cates finishing in 75th position. In the Ladies’s Skiathlon, Annika Taylor finished in 41st position on Saturday.

The action continues this week with the Ladies' 10km Classic and Men’s 15km Classic, followed by the Men’s 4 x 10km Relay, the Ladies' 30km Freestyle Mass start and the Men’s 50km Freestyle Mass start.


Andrew Musgrave | Photo by British Nordic Ski Team


British Telemark

Jasmin Taylor was back on fire this weekend, claiming two podiums at the Telemark World Cup series in Hurdal, Norway. In the Classic on Friday, Taylor stood on the podium after finishing in 3rd place, and she repeated this on Saturday, again taking 3rd and a spot on the podium in the Parallel Sprint. Yesterday Taylor finished 6th in the Sprint.

Teammate Louis Hatchwell placed in 31st in the Men’s Sprint yesterday and 33rd position in the Parallel Sprint on Saturday.

This week is the World Junior Telemark Championships and the next World Cup in Rjukan, Norway. Action starts on Wednesday.  


British Aerials

Lloyd Wallace claimed his best World Cup result of the season this weekend, finishing in 10th place in Minsk, Belarus. This means he moves into the Olympic qualification bracket for the first time this season. He now travels to Russia for the next World Cup in Moscow which is taking place this weekend.


Lloyd Wallace happy with his top 10 finish which has moved him into the top 25 in the world rankings | Photo by GB Aerial Skiing


British Ski Cross

Pam Thorburn was in action this weekend at the Ski Cross World Cup in Sunny Valley, Russia where she finished 21st overall.


GB Park and Pipe

Last week saw GB Park and Pipe skiers Isabel Atkin and Katie Summerhayes finish 4th and 5th respectably in the SFR Freestyle Tour in La Clusaz, France against a strong field. This week Atkin and Summerhayes will be joined by fellow GB Park and Pipe skiers Madi Rowlands, James ‘Woodsy’ Woods, Tyler Harding, Cal Sandieson and Mike Rowlands in Silvaplana, Switzerland for the next Slopestyle World Cup, with action starting on Thursday.

At the Europa Cup in Davos, Switzerland GB Park and Pipe Pathway athlete Maisie Hill finished in 5th place at the Snowboard Halfpipe on Friday, with Henry Shackleton finishing a strong 12th in the Snowboard Big Air, and teammate Fin Bremner just behind him in 18th position. Pathway rider Glen Ironside finished in 3rd position at the Oslo Rookie Tour on Saturday.

This week, Katie Ormerod is one of the big name riders in the Burton US Open in Vail, Colorado. After finishing in 5th place in last year’s contest, Ormerod will be looking to go even better in 2017. Slopestyle semifinals are due to take place on Wednesday with finals on Friday.

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