01 December 2016

Big Air World Cup heads to Germany for GB Park and Pipe & British Nordic in Lillehammer for second World Cup

In what is shaping up to be a busy season for the GB Park and Pipe snowboarders, Katie Ormerod, Aimee Fuller, Billy Morgan, Rowan Coultas and Jamie Nicholls head to Moenchengladbach, Germany for the next Big Air World Cup, the second  of three Big Air World Cups which form part of a City Big Air ‘Super Series’. Katie Ormerod will be looking to match her third place finish in last weekend’s Big Air World Cup and Olympic test event in Alpensia, Korea. 

The British Nordic Team are also in World Cup action this weekend with Andrew Musgrave looking to capitalise on his brilliant start to the season after his top 10 finish in last weekend’s 15km Classic in the Ruka World Cup. He will be joined by teammate Andrew Young at the Lillehammer World Cup, where the schedule started today with the Sprint Classic, followed by the 10km (Men) and 5km (Women) Freestyle and finishing off with the 10km (Women) and 15km Classic and overall races. Cross Country Performance Squad athlete James Clugnet, and Senior Squad athlete Sam Cairns competed today at the 15km Classic FIS race in Premanon-Les Tuffes finishing 20th and 23rd respectively.

BNDS athlete Andrew Young, photo credit Fabien Mauz

For the British Delancey Alpine Team, it is a weekend of Europa Cup, FIS and CIT races.

Following the Levi Slalom Europa Cup races this week where Charlie Raposo finished in 45th in the first Slalom, Raposo and Nick Moynihan will be competing in the GS Europa Cup in Gaellivare, Sweden. The first race is Saturday with the second GS on Sunday.

Charlie Guest is in Trysill, Norway competing in the Europa Cup Slalom. The two Slalom races take place on Monday and Tuesday.

Delancey Alpine Team athlete Laurie Taylor finished a well deserved first in yesterday's Haus im Ennstal FIS GS races scoring a PB, while Billy Major finished 19th yesterday and 14th today. Nicole Ritchie and Alice Macaulay are in Val Thorens competing in the FIS GS races and CIT Slalom races. Ella Still, Jess Anderson, Abi Bruce and Olivia Ward are in Pass Thurn competing in two FIS Slalom races on Saturday and Sunday. Also in action are Iain Innes and Sofia Iglina who will be competing in the Slalom races in Arvidsjaur in Sweden on Saturday and Sunday. Honor Clissold returned from injury with a 4th and 6th in the Bormio GS races this week, and she scored a PB in slalom in Santa Caterina Slalom.

Britain’s top Aerials athlete, Lloyd Wallace is currently in Ruka at the Europa Cup opener of the season and finished 10th in today's event. 

This week in the Pitztal Ladies Europa Cup  Zoe Gillings-Brier finished 15th Wednesday's race and 17th yesterday. In yesterday's event, Maisie Potter joined Zoe in 17th place, with Anna Richardson finishing 33rd. 

Main Photo: Katie Ormerod, credit: Matt Georges

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