British Ski and Snowboard Cross
Zoe Gillings-Brier and Maisie Potter have been in action at the Snowboard Cross World Cup in Solitude, USA. Qualification started yesterday with Gillings-Brier having a storming qualification run, qualifying after run one in 12th place and straight through to Saturday’s quarter finals. In her second ever World Cup, Maisie Potter just missed out on the final, but put in a solid qualification performance.
Ski Cross athlete Liz Stevenson is also in Solitude competing in the Ski Cross North American Cup, which takes place today.
GB Park and Pipe
The GB Park and Pipe snowboarders had a frustrating day in the office in Laax at the latest Slopestyle World Cup. On Tuesday, after landing her jumps Katie Ormerod fell on the last rail to finish 9th in her heat, just missing out on the semi-final. Aimee Fuller didn’t manage a clean run, finishing 20th in her heat. For the men, Matt McCormick put in a strong performance, finishing 11th in his heat, but with just the top 6 in each heat going through to semis he missed out on finals. Billy Morgan also finished 11th in his heat, also not progressing through to finals.
This weekend, GB Park and Pipe’s Anna Vincenti will be joined by pathway skiers Mike Rowlands, Monty Wright, Joe Hides, Chris McCormick, Felix Klein and Kyle Jenkins at the Slopestyle Europa Cup in St Anton, Austria.
The next World Cup Slopestyle begins next week in Seiser Alm, Italy, with snowboard qualification due to take place on Wednesday followed by ski qualification on Thursday.
Katie Ormerod and GB Park and Pipe skiers James ‘Woodsy’ Woods and first alternate Izzy Atkin will be heading out to Aspen ahead of the US edition of the X Games, kicking off on the 26th January.
Delancey British Alpine Team
Delancey British Alpine Team athlete Dave Ryding will compete in the Slalom World Cup in Kitzbuehel this Sunday, following his 12th place in the Wengen World Cup Slalom last weekend. The first run will be shown live on Eurosport 2 at 09.30 with highlights at 16.45 on Sunday.
Alex Tilley has had a successful week in Korea at the Far Eastern Cup races. Tilley won the first GS in Yongpyong, followed by a second place in the second race. Unfortunately she DNF on run 1 of both Slaloms. Laurie Taylor and Billy Major enjoyed being put through their paces on the Olympic hill but unfortunately both DNF in their Far Eastern Cup races.
Charlie Raposo and Nick Moynihan unfortunately both DNF at the two Europa Cup Giant Slaloms, yesterday and today.
Charlie Guest DNF in yesterday’s Melchsee Frutt Europa Cup Slalom with another Slalom taking place today.
This weekend Andrew Young will compete in the 15km Freestyle at the Ulricehamn World Cup in Sweden. The action begins at 13.00 GMT on Saturday.
We are pleased to announce Fern Cates, James Clugnet and Duncan Gibb will be representing GBR at the Nordic World U23 and Junior Championships in Park City, Utah. The team are due to fly out tomorrow with competition starting on the 30th January.
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