10 March 2016

Best results of the season for Halfpipe skiers, European Freeski Open kicks off & weekend preview


GB Park and Pipe

GB Park and Pipe’s halfpipe skiers raised the bar in Tignes yesterday as they notched up some of their best results of the season in the final FIS Ski Halfpipe World Cup this season.

Shortly after being named Sky Sports’ Sportswoman of the Month, Madi Rowlands continued her amazing form with a 10th place with teammate Rowan Cheshire finishing in 12th position. In the men’s competition, Murray Buchan pulled out an amazing 13th place scoring his highest run of the season, with teammates James Machon in 16th and Pete Speight in 17th.

The action kicks off today in Laax for the European Freeski Open. The best Slopestyle skiers in the world will battle it out on the Slopestyle course over three days. Representing GB Park and Pipe in Laax is James Woodsy Woods, Katie Summerhayes, Izzy Atkin, Madi Rowlands and Cal Sandieson. They will be joined by GB Park and Pipe Pathway skiers Harris Booth, Monty Wright and Chris McCormick.

Aimee Fuller and Katie Ormerod are in China for the World Championships of Snowboarding. Yabuli International Ski Resort will host the World Snowboard Federation event. Pre-qualifications begin today with Women’s Big Air finals on Sunday and Slopestyle finals on Tuesday.


British Nordic Team


At the ‘Ski Tour Canada’, part of the Cross Country World Cup, Annika Taylor finished in a fantastic 44th position in Wednesday’s 7.5km Skiathlon and 55th position in Tuesday’s Sprint Classic Final in Canmore.

Andrew Musgrave was 42nd in the 15km Skiathlon and 57th in the Sprint Classic Final. In the same Sprint race Andrew Young finished in 43rd place.

The Ski Tour Canada concludes on Friday and Saturday in Canmore with a Men’s 15km Freestyle and Ladies 10km Freestyle, followed by a Men’s 15km Classic and a Ladies 10km Classic Pursuit.


Delancey British Alpine Ski Team

After Dave Ryding’s qualification for the FIS World Cup Finals in St Moritz, he reacted with the following statement:  

"I have achieved something more than I ever dreamt of as a child. It was an incredibly proud moment realising I had made it to the World Cup Finals!

It has been an incredible season and to take part in every single 2nd run of the World Cup Slalom series this season says a lot... I didn't always get my best skiing out there but I was always there to give it a go. 

The great thing is I now get another shot and the 2016 World Cup circuit continues for myself to St Moritz.” 

The World Cup Finals kick off next Monday, with the Men’s Slalom taking place on Sunday 20 March. 

Before St Moritz, Dave will compete this weekend in Germany, in the Oberjoch Europa Cup Slalom, which takes place on Sunday.

Yesterday saw Charlie Raposo and Max Baggio take on the GS at Bad Hofgastein FIS races, Austria finishing with 6th and 30th place respectively.

At the FIS International Youth Races in Topolino Italy, there were four top 20 finishes the Under 16 and Under 14 racers. The top results came from Sarah Woodward, Joe Christy, Alicja Krahelski and Sienna Horton.  A report from Topolino is on the BSS website: http://www.teambss.org.uk/news-info/news/four-top-20-finishes-u16-u14-race-squad-topolino


British Speed Skiing

The British Speed Skiing Team are in Grandvalira, Andorra for the next FIS Speed Skiing World Cup. Training is already underway, with the first race starting tomorrow.


British Telemark

The Telemark World Cup in Rjukan, Norway starts today with Jaz Taylor and the rest of the Great Britain team looking to make their mark.


British Ski Cross

Following her World Cup racing, Emily Sarsfield has been competing in the St Francois Longchamp Europa Cup this week, with two qualification races on Wednesday. Emily finished 7th in the first race, and 9th in the second. The finals for Race 1 took place today with Emily finishing 5th. Race 2 finals run tomorrow with Emily looking to make the "big final".


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