Ben Kilner
04 February 2016

Halfpipe World Cup in Park City kicks off, British Nordic Team back in action and Youth Olympic Winter Games athletes gear up for Lillehammer

GB Park and Pipe

After all the excitement of the X Games and Rev Tour last weekend, the focus now moves over to Park City where the Halfpipe athletes have already started competing in the next World Cup. For the skiers, action kicked off yesterday, with Murray Buchan finishing in 20th, James Machon 21st and Pete Speight 27th in a high standard men’s competition. Despite skiing well, all three missed out the final with just the top 10 going through.

For the women, Rowan Cheshire finished in 14th place, putting in a solid run, but also just missed out on a finals spot. The snowboard action starts today with Ben Kilner competing for GB Park and Pipe. Finals are Saturday for Ski Halfpipe and Sunday for Snowboard Halfpipe.

After his impressive return to competition at the Laax Open, snowboarder Billy Morgan will now ride in the Air+Style big air event in Innsbruck this Saturday. Taking on the huge jump at Olympiaworld, the GB Park and Pipe star will be hoping to mix it up with the world’s best.

 

Delancey British Alpine Team

Delancey Alpine Senior Squad athlete Alex Tilley is over in Canada, taking on the North American races over the next week, competing firstly in Mont Garceau in the Giant Slalom, today and tomorrow. Tilley will then head on to Tremblant to compete in the Slalom races on Saturday and Sunday. Fellow team-mates Charlie Raposo and Jack Gower are also over in Canada, competing in the GS races in Mont Saint Anne today and tomorrow, then Raposo will tackle the two Slalom races over the weekend.

 

British Aerials Team

British Aerials athlete Lloyd Wallace will be competing at the Deer Valley World Cup over in the USA, which starts today and runs into tomorrow. He will take on the 32-man field, hoping to make it make an impression against the best Aerial skiers in the world.  

 

British Nordic Team

British Nordic Team athlete Annika Taylor finished 58th in the Sprint Classic Cross Country World Cup in Drammen, Norway yesterday. Teammate Andrew Young took 52nd in the Men’s Sprint Classic. The team will now move to Stockholm where they will compete in next week’s Sprint race in front of the Royal Palace.

 

Winter Youth Olympic Games

The five British Ski and Snowboard athletes selected for the Winter Youth Olympic Games will be leaving for Lillehammer on Monday after picking up their Team GB kit at Kitting Out on Sunday. Competing for Team GB in Lillehammer are Alpine skiers Yasmin Cooper (17, Chichester), Iain Innes (17, Edinburgh), Ski Cross athlete Isobel Brown (16, Ashbourne), and GB Park and Pipe skiers Cal Sandieson (17, Glasgow) who will compete in Slopestyle and Madi Rowlands (17, Maidstone) who will compete in Ski Slopestyle and Halfpipe. Action begins in Lillehammer on 12th February with the Games running for 10 days.

 

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