07 March 2016

An inspiring weekend for British Ski and Snowboard with top 15 finishes across the board

GB Park and Pipe

GB Park and Pipe athletes showed that they are amongst the best riders in the world with 8 top 12 places over the past few days. 

On Friday James ‘Woodsy’ Woods put down two impressive runs to take 4th place at the Slopestyle World Cup in Silvaplana. This meant he finished 4th overall in the Slopestyle World Cup standings. Fresh from the Youth Olympics, 17 year old Cal Sandieson finished 25th in his first ever Slopestyle World Cup. In the ladies competition Izzy Atkin finished in 8th place after qualifying in an amazing second place earlier in the day. Katie Summerhayes finished 10th overall just missing out on finals due to a bit over shoot, and our youngest team member Madi Rowlands, inher World Cup debut, finishing 12th place.

Over in the USA at the Burton US Open, Katie Ormerod took a fantastic 5th place performing a Cab 9, Front 3 and Back 7 in the 16 girl Superfinal after qualifiers were cancelled Jamie Anderson took the win amongst a world-class field.

Over in Austria, Henry Shackleton was top of the podium at the Shred Down Austrian Masters, with GB Park and Pipe teammate Jamie Trinder finishing in third. Just behind them was Matt McCormick who narrowly missed out on the podium.

Rowan Coultas and Fin Bremner were in Saint Lary in the French Pyrenees for the Poney Sessions today with Rowan finishing in 4th and Fin in 9th.  

This week sees the GB Park and Pipe halfpipe skiers compete in the Halfpipe World Cup in Tignes, France. Murray Buchan, Pete Speight and James Machon compete on Wednesday for the men, and Rowan Cheshire and Madi Rowlands compete on Thursday in the ladies competition.

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. The action kicks off on Wednesday.

 

British Nordic Team

At the ‘Ski Tour Canada’, part of the Cross Country World Cup, Annika Taylor, Andrew Young and Andrew Musgrave have all had success in the first three stages in Gatineau, Montreal and Quebec.

There were excellent results in the Men’s Sprint Freestyle final for both Young and Musgrave taking 14th and 15th place respectively. This was followed by an excellent 18th in the 15km Freestyle Pursuit for Musgrave and a 38th for Andrew Young.

Annika Taylor sealed a PB with 49th in Friday’s Sprint Freestyle final , finishing in 50th in the 10km Freestyle Pursuit the following day.

The next stage in the Ski Tour Canada will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday in Canmore. The Tour then concludes on Friday and Saturday with the final action on the same course in Canmore.

 

Delancey British Alpine Ski Team

Dave Ryding was back in action at the Slalom World Cup in Kransjka Gora, Slovenia, yesterday where he finished in 24th position,,+3.05 off the winner Marcel Hirscher. He has now officially qualified for the World Cup Finals later this month, a huge feat for the Brit.

Alex Tilley, who is currently competing in the Far East Cup Race series in Japan has had five fantastic results, taking to the top of the podium with a win in the GS in Nozawa Onsen on Friday, and again yesterday in the Slalom in Shigakogen. These followed a 2nd place in the Nozawa Onsen GS on Thursday and a further two 2nd places in the Hakuba Slalom earlier on in the week.

At the World Junior Alpine Championships in Sochi, Russia, unfortunately Billy Major and Charlie Raposo both DNF in Saturday’s Slalom. Both will now look to the Delancey British Alpine Championships in Tignes coming up in a couple of weeks.

The FIS International Youth Races in Folgaria, Italy, saw 4 top 20 finishes with Alicja Krahelski and Joseph Christey finishing in 20th and 19th place in their respective U16 and U14 GS races. Both Sienna Horton and Sarah Woodward also bagged top 20 places finishing in 19th and 15th place in the U14 and U16 Slalom. A further report from these races will be available on the BSS website soon.

 

British Ski Cross

At the Ski Cross World Cup in Arosa, Switzerland last Friday, Emily Sarsfield finished in 22nd place after finishing third in her race. After a tricky start she couldn’t quite make it through to the quarterfinals, after being squeezed down into third place. This was Emily’s last World Cup of the season. 

 

British Speed Skiing

At the Speed Skiing World Cup in Sun Peaks, Canada Jan Farrell secured his best ever World Cup result in the unlimited S1 category when he took 5th place. With high winds, the race took place in tricky conditions, then the following day’s racing got cancelled. Team mate Elliot Capper finished 7th in Fridays’s race. Watch Jan’s 5th place run here: http://www.facebook.com/farrelling/videos/970745053020589

 

British Telemark

Jaz Taylor, Louis Hatchwell, Alistair Cruz and Robert Houstoun were at two World Cups in Germany and Golte, Slovenia last week. The best result in Slovenia came from Jaz Taylor who came 6th in the Sprint race. The next World Cup starts on 10th March in Rjukan in Norway.

 

SBX

In the Moena, Italy, SBX FIS races, Maisie Potter finished an impressive 3rd place after winning four intense heats including a semi-final rerun. 

 

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