GB Park and Pipe
It was a successful Saturday night for GB Park and Pipe in Moechengladbach, Germany as they walked away from the third Big Air World Cup of the season with a double podium finish, as Katie Ormerod claimed silver in the women's finals and Billy Morgan took bronze.
After her bronze at the Snowboard Big Air World Cup and Olympic test event in Alpensia, Korea last weekend, Katie Ormerod stepped up to finish second behind Austrian Anna Gasser. Miyabi Onitsuka (JPN) took third. GB Park and Pipe’s Aimee Fuller finished within the top 10, in 9th place.
Ormerod said after her podium finish: "I'm extremely happy to get second at another World Cup Big Air! The standard was really high and I'm stoked to put down my two best runs and also try two different 900s. It's so awesome that two Brits were on the podium at this event with Billy grabbing 3rd place in the men's event as well!"
Billy Morgan was on fire in Germany as he fought hard for his third place finish behind Roope Tonteri (FIN) in first place and Jonas Boesiger (SUI). Rowan Coultas claimed 13th place, just missing out on a place in finals, and Jamie Nicholls was 21st overall.
Morgan said after claiming bronze: "I had an epic day riding, it was a lot of fun and getting a podium is the icing on the cake! It's also epic to be up there with Katie, she rode so well."
GB Park and Pipe now head to Colorado, with the first competition being the US Rev Tour in Copper Mountain and the Dew Tour in Breckenridge, which both start later this week.
British Nordic’s Andrew Musgrave had a mixed bag of results in the 3-day Tour in Lillehammer. After finishing 57th in the Sprint Classic on Friday, Musgrave put in a storming performance in Saturday’s 10km Freestyle to finish in 11th position in a field of 97. He then finished a respectable 29th in the 15km Classic, meaning a 29th place finish overall in the 3-day Tour and bagging some World Cup points.
After yesterday’s concluding race Musgrave said: “A tough day for me today, but still managed to stay in the top 30 and get a few World Cup points. Could have been worse!”
British Aerials Team
Lloyd Wallace clocked a good result at the Aerials Europa Cup in Ruka on Friday, where he finished in 10th place with a double twisting double (full, full) and triple twisting double (full double-full).
British Snowboard Cross
The end of last week was the Pitztal Ladies Europa Cup. In the first race Zoe Gillings-Brier finished 15th and then in the second race on Friday, Maisie Potter and Gillings-Brier finished joint 17th with Anna Richardson in 33rd position. Yesterday, Maisie Potter finished 3rd in the Junior FIS races in Pitztal.
Delancey British Alpine Team
For the British Delancey Alpine Team, Charlie Raposo and Nick Moynihan were competing in the GS Europa Cup in Gaellivare, Sweden, but both unfortunately DNF in the first race, and then the second race was cancelled.
Charlie Guest is competing today and tomorrow in the Europa Cup Slalom is in Trysill, Norway, and this weekend sees both Alex Tilley and Dave Ryding in World Cup action.
British Ski Cross
Emily Sarsfield will compete in her first World Cup of the season on Thursday, with the World Cup tour beginning in Val Thorens, France. Sarsfield will be competing in the first ever Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup Cross Alps Tour which, after Val Thoren, goes to Arosa in Switzerland, Montafon in Austria and finally Innichen/San Candido in Italy.
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