02 April 2018

Children’s Champs return to Tignes

Following a fantastic week of racing in the 2018 Delancey British National Alpine Ski Championships in Tignes, the stars of the future started competition today in the Children’s Championships.

2017 Under 16 Girls Overall Champion Daisi Daniels (BSA) picked up where she left off last year, winning the U16 Girls Super G by more than a second.

Daniels (55.90) was runner-up in this event last year, but today got her hands on the British Aerospace Trophy for the first time. Sophie Chester (57.24) was second, while 2017 U14 Super G champion Sophie Foster (57.50) was third for Ambition Racing.

“I was actually quite scared when I was going down because of the line that I was taking,” said Daniels. “I chose a very direct line towards the bottom, but it paid off.

“I was happy that I fought to stay in, so pretty happy with it.”

The U16 Boys Super G was taken out by Jack Cunningham (Evolution) who claimed the Rolls Royce Trophy by eight-tenths of a second. Cunningham (55.13) finished clear of teammate Robert Holmes (55.93) while ATC’s Calum Langmuir (56.41) was third.

“It went quite well today, I skied pretty well,” said Cunningham. “Training’s been paying off which was good to see today.

“It’s given me a lot of confidence for the rest of the week, I’ll hopefully be able to do well in the rest of the races.”

Isla Ward (Apex) was third in the U14 Girls Super G in 2017 but she managed to climb higher on the podium this year, winning by almost a second.

Ward (59.39) lifted the Hautes Alpes Cup, sharing the podium with younger sister Erin Ward (1:00.32) and Kandahar Racing’s Emelia Ackerley (1:02.82).

Also moving up the podium on his way to victory in the U14 Boys Super G this year was Jack Upton (Ambition Racing). After finishing second in 2017, Upton (59.11) claimed the DHO Rosebowl by the narrowest of margins, winning by just one-hundredth of a second from Luca Carrick-Smith (59.12) and Apex’s Maximilian Laughland (1:00.38).

Click here for full U14 & U16 Results

The U10 and U12 skiers today competed in Giant Slalom where the best time from two runs counted

The standout competition was the U12 Girls where just 0.01sec separated the top three skiers. Scottish Ski Club’s Maisie Blyth (35.08) led Alessandra Mansfield (35.09) by a whisker after the first run. Neither was able to improve on the second run, however third-placed Molly Butler (BSA) did, clocking the same time as Blyth to jump two places and share the win.

It was a far bigger margin in the U10 Girls where Isabel Nowell won by almost two seconds. Nowell (34.75) won the race ahead of Maisie Scott Labbe (36.55) with Lola Bannister (37.49) third.

Carrying on the good form from older brother Luca in the U14s, the Carrick-Smith twins won the U12 Boys race. Freddy (34.01) took top spot on the podium ahead of Zak (34.33) with Zacchaeus Poulsen in third.

In the U10 Boys Hamish Blyth (SSC) matched the performance of older sister Maisie by also scoring a victory. Blyth (35.55) won from BSA’s Matthew Butler (36.12) while Jeramie Galmarini (GSR) and Oscar Jordan (37.06) dead-heated for third.

Click here for full U10 & U12 Results

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