Snowboard Cross World Cup opener, Ski Cross Alps Tour continues, GB Park and Pipe in Copper Mountain & Wallace in China for Aerials World Cup

British Ski and Snowboard Cross

 

After finishing 20th in qualification in Val Thorens and 24th in Arosa, British Ski Cross racer Emily Sarsfield will be looking to make her mark in the next and penultimate leg of the Cross Alps Tour taking place in Montafon,Austria. Qualification begins tomorrow with finals on Saturday. Emily will then move onto the Innichen World Cup in Italy with qualifiers beginning next Tuesday.

 

For the British Snowboard Cross team, Zoe Gillings-Brier will be making her World Cup return in Montafon, looking to build on her Europa Cup performances. She will be joined by 19 year old Maisie Potter who will be making her World Cup debut. This follows Maisie’s 17th place finish in the Pitztal Europa Cup and 3rd in the Pitztal Junior FIS race. Qualification begins today with finals tomorrow.  

 

GB Park and Pipe

 

The GB Park and Pipe team will be in action in the Copper Mountain World Cup where Katie Ormerod, Aimee Fuller, Billy Morgan, Rowan Coultas and Jamie Nicholls will be in action for the snowboarders in the Big Air.GB Park and Pipe Half Pipe Skier Rowan Cheshire will be looking to continue her form after her 3rd place finish in the Rev Tour Ski Halfpipe last weekend and will be joined by teammates Madi Rowlands, Murray Buchan and Pete Speight. . Big Air qualification begins today after being brought forward a day due to the weather forecast, and finals are scheduled for Saturday. Ski Halfpipe qualifiers are also today, with finals on Saturday.

 

British Aerials

 

Aerials skier Lloyd Wallace returns this weekend to China for the Beida Lake Aerials World Cup, his first World Cup of the season. After finishing in a respectable 10th place in the Ruka Europa Cup earlier his month, Wallace will be looking put in a good performance against the World’s best Aerials skiers. He is in action on Saturday and Sunday.

 

British Nordic Team

 

Andrew Musgrave will be the sole representative for the British Nordic Team in the World Cup in La Clusaz, France. He will be competing in the 15km Freestyle Mass Start on Saturday.

 

British Delancey Alpine Team

 

Alex Tilley is back in action following her 22nd place finish in last weekend’s Slalom World Cup in Sestriere. She will be joined by Honor Clissold in Andalo, Italy, for the Europa Cup which is today and tomorrow. Tilley will compete in both the GS and Slalom, whilst Clissold will race in the GS. Tilley will follow this with her next World Cup in Courchevel on 20th December, whilst Dave Ryding is next in action in Madonna di Campiglio in the Slalom World Cup on 22nd December.

 

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