This weekend saw GB Park and Pipe athletes tackle the elements in Copper Mountain, with heavy snow and high winds making tricky conditions for both the Dew Tour and Rev Tour events taking place.
After a brilliant second place in the jump part of the Dew Tour contest, James ‘Woodsy’ Woods couldn’t quite get in a clean run on the rails, finishing 12th overall. For the girls in the ski contest, Izzy Atkin was on form against the best skiers in the world, securing 4th place overall, with Katie Summerhayes just behind her in 8th. In the snowboard contest at Dew Tour, Katie Ormerod finished in 6th place in the jib contest, unfortunately the jump competition was cancelled due to high winds.
GB Park and Pipe’s Rowan Cheshire and Madi Rowlands continued to battle the conditions at Rev Tour in their first Half Pipe competition of the season. Rowan showed that she is back on form with a third place podium finish against a strong field, whilst teammate Madi Rowlands finished in sixth position.
This week GB Park and Pipe Snowboarders, Katie Ormerod, Aimee Fuller, Billy Morgan, Jamie Nicholls, Rowan Coultas and Matt McCormick will be taking on the Copper Mountain Big Air World Cup, with qualification beginning on Thursday. Teammates Rowan Cheshire, Madi Rowlands, James Machon, Pete Speight, Murray Buchan and Alexander Yeadon, will all be taking in action in the Freeski Half Pipe with qualification also due to take place on Thursday.
British Delancey Alpine Team
In the Alpine World Cup, British Delancey Alpine Team athletes Dave Ryding and Alex Tilley both claimed some important World Cup points this weekend. In Val d’Isere Dave Ryding put in a solid second run to move up six places from run one, and claim 17th place in the World Cup Slalom. Over in Sestriere, Italy, Tilley had great result in the World Cup Slalom, claiming 22nd position yesterday. This was after missing out on the second run of the Giant Slalom on Saturday.
British Nordic Team
Andrew Musgrave was in action for the British Nordic Team at the World Cup in Davos this weekend. Musgrave claimed another excellent finish in the 30km Freestyle on Saturday, finishing in 15th position. He followed this by a 61st in the Sprint Freestyle on Sunday.
Annika Taylor and Callum Smith were also in action for the British Nordic team this weekend at the Scandinavian Cup in Lillehammer. Annika had an impressive top 30 finish in the 1.3km Sprint Classic qualifiers to take her into the final in which she finished in 31st, followed by a 38th place finish in the 5km Freestyle. Callum picked up points in both the 10km Freestyle and the 1.5km Sprint Classic finishing 74th and 98th respectively.
British Ski Cross
In the first World Cup season for Ski Cross, in Val Thorens, Emily Sarsfield didn’t make it through Thursday’s qualifiers, finishing in 20th place, but will now move over to Arosa, Switzerland for the next stage of the Cross Alps Tour. Qualification starts today.
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