Menna Fitzpatrick and Jen Kehoe have collected the overall crystal globe as leaders of the visually impaired World Cup standing, capping an outstanding season for the duo. There are also British skiers taking part in this week’s telemark and speed ski World Championships, the cross country World Cup wraps up in Canada and there is Europa Cup action for ski cross, snowboard cross and park & pipe.

 

PARA ALPINE

  • World Cup, Morzine FRA – Wednesday 20 to Thursday 21 March

Menna Fitzpatrick and Jen Kehoe have closed out the 2018/19 World Cup season in the best possible way, finishing second in yesterday’s penultimate slalom race before claiming victory today.

It has been an amazing season for the Paralympic gold medallists who were crowned World Champions and winners of the World Cup crystal globe in downhill, super G and the overall standings.

The pair also finished second on the World Cup standings in both technical events, won silver at the World Championships in slalom and super combined and World Championships bronze in giant slalom.

 

CROSS COUNTRY

  • World Cup Finals, Quebec CAN – Friday 22 to Sunday 24 March

The cross country World Cup wraps up with a trip to North America this weekend where Quebec will play host to the final event of the season.

Andrew Musgrave, James Clugnet and Andrew Young will all be hoping to finish 2018/19 on a high, commencing with Friday’s skate sprint.

The mini tour continues with the second stage on Saturday – a 15km classic mass start – followed by a 15km free pursuit on Sunday.

Eurosport 2 will screen tomorrow’s sprint finals from 5:20pm GMT, Eurosport 1 will televise Saturday’s 15km mass start from 2:50pm and Sunday’s 15km pursuit will be on Eurosport Player at 2:35pm.

TELEMARK

  • World Championships, Rjukan NOR – Wednesday 20 to Saturday 23 March

The Telemark World Championships kicked off in Norway yesterday where Jasmin Taylor started her campaign with seventh place in the ladies’ classic event. Sion Bingham was the best-placed GB skier in the men’s event, finishing 29th.

GB Telemark was knocked out in the quarter-finals of today’s team event however the six athletes in Rjukan will be back in action tomorrow for the sprint, the event which Taylor claimed her first World Championships medal in four years ago.

The event wraps up on Saturday with the parallel sprint.

The Telemark World Championships will be streamed live at www.livestream.com/teleho.

SPEED SKI

  • World Championships, Vars FRA – Saturday 23 to Sunday 24 March
  • World Cup, Vars FRA – Tuesday 26 March

One of speed skiing’s most iconic venues will play host to the World Championships this weekend as well as a World Cup next week.

Jan Farrell achieved his best-ever World Championships result when the event was last hosted at Vars, earning 17th place in 2013.

With three top 20 performances at the last three World Championships, Farrell will not only be looking to break through to the top 10 but will be hoping to challenge the podium.

The World Championships will be contested on the weekend before a World Cup on Tuesday.

 

SKI & SNOWBOARD CROSS

  • Snowboard Cross Europa Cup Finals, Lenk SUI – Friday 22 to Saturday 23 March
  • Ski Cross Europa Cup Finals, Reiteralm AUT – Saturday 23 to Sunday 24 March

Charlotte Bankes’ first season for GB Ski & Snowboard Cross will come to a close this weekend with the Europa Cup Finals in Switzerland.

The World Championships silver medallist has already won three snowboard cross Europa Cup races this season and will be hungry for more success. She lines up alongside Maisie Potter while the men’s draw will feature Kyle Wise, Chris Gregory, Bradley Gaulter, Huw Nightingale and Brandon Cain.

At the ski cross Europa Cup Finals in Austria, seven athletes will wear the British colours including Junior World Championships bronze medallist Elliane Hall. She is joined by Zoe and Claire Winthrop, Emma Peters, Faith Davie and Alannah Lawrie in the ladies’ race while Mathi Avent and Finlay Stewart are in the men’s.

PARK & PIPE

  • Europa Cup, Laax SUI – Thursday 21 to Friday 22 March

The Europa Cup got underway today in Laax where a host of GB Park & Pipe snowboarders are competing in the slopestyle events.

Billy Cockrell won his heat to progress straight to the men’s final, while Gabe Adams, Raymond Prentice and Harry Waite earned places in the semis. Cerys Allen will compete in the ladies’ semi-finals.

Semi-finals and finals are scheduled for Friday.

 

Europa Cup Finals, Lenk SUI & Reiteralm AUT – Friday 22 to Sunday 24 March

Europa Cup Finals, Lenk SUI & Reiteralm AUT – Friday 22 to Sunday 24 March

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