Woodsy claims Quebec podium, Delancey British Alpine Team in St Moritz for World Championships and a solid performance from Zoe Gillings-Brier

GB Park and Pipe

 

GB Park and Pipe skier James ‘Woodsy’ Woods continued his impressive start to the season, claiming second place at the Ski Slopestyle World Cup, part of the Snowjamboree in Quebec.  Fresh from his historic Big Air victory at the Aspen X Games, James ‘Woodsy’ Woods played it safe, but landed a solid run to stand on the podium in second, behind Andri Ragettli of Switzerland, and now lies 2nd in the World Rankings for Ski Slopestyle.

 

Isabel Atkin also impressed in Quebec, finishing 5th in the Ladies Ski Big Air. Katie Summerhayes missed out on finals by just one place, finishing 7th overall.

 

In the Snowboard Slopestyle World Cup, Katie Ormerod just missed out on another podium finish, claiming 4th place in the finals. In the men’s competition, both Rowan Coultas and Jamie Nicholls qualified for the final,  holding off a strong field in qualification. In the finals, Nicholls finished in 9th overall, and Coultas in 12th.

 

This week the GB Park and Pipe Halfpipe skiers are in PyeongChang for the Olympic Ski Halfpipe test event. Competing for Great Britain are Rowan Cheshire, Molly Summerhayes, Murray Buchan, Pete Speight and Alexander Glavatsky-Yeadon with action starting on Thursday.

 

Billy Morgan will head to LA Air + Style later this week with Finals taking place on Saturday.

 

Delancey British Alpine Team

 

The Delancey British Alpine Ski Team is in St Moritz for the second week of action at the Alpine World Ski Championships. Today sees Cara Brown compete in the qualifying race for the GS, where she is currently lying in 21st after run one. Run two is this afternoon, with top 25 athletes progressing to the main GS race.

 

At his first World Championships, Laurie Taylor will be looking to qualify for both the GS and Slalom main events, with the qualification GS on Thursday and the Slalom on Saturday.

Alex Tilley will be in action in both the GS on Thursday and Slalom on Saturday. In form Dave Ryding will be racing on Sunday in the Men’s Slalom where he will be able to continue his form.

Unfortunately Charlie Guest has had to withdraw from the World Championships after having to have surgery on a hand injury. Charlie Raposo will concentrate on Europa Cup competition, so has decided not to compete in the World Championships.

 

Watch all the Alpine World Ski Championships on Eurosport and also on BBC Red Button and website. 

British Ski and Snowboard Cross

 

Zoe Gillings-Brier finished in a solid 11th place at the Snowboard Cross World Cup in Feldberg, Germany at the weekend. Team-mate Maisie Potter finished in 31st position, scoring her first SBX World Cup Points.

 

At the Idre Fjall Ski Cross World Cup in Sweden, Emily Sarsfield and Pam Thorburn unfortunately missed out on qualification for both finals, Emily finishing 19th, and Pam 23rd in qualification for race one, and Thorburn placing 22nd in the second qualification race, and unfortunately Sarsfield DNF.

 

British Aerials Team

 

British Aerials Team skier Lloyd Wallace finished in 27th place at the World Cup and Olympic test event at the Bokwang Phoenix Park on Friday.

 

British Moguls Team

 

At the Gaissau Moguls Europa Cup in Austria, Thomas Gerken Schofield showed consistent form with a 3rd place finish in both races, with William Feneley taking 8th in both races. Also taking to the podium, was Makayla Gerken Schofield who finished 3rd in her opening race followed by 6th in the second event, whilst Leonie Gerken Schofield finished 6th and 4th respectively. Thomas, Leonie and Makayla will next compete in the Prato Leventina Europa Cup beginning on Wednesday.

 

Erzurum 2017 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival

 

Eleven skiers and snowboarders will represent Team GB at the Erzurum 2017 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival, which kicked off today.

 

Ryan Brown, Angus Wills, Abigail Bruce, Alicja Krahelski and Olivia Ward will compete for Team GB in Alpine Skiing, with the Girls GS on today, Boys GS tomorrow, Girls night Slalom on Wednesday, Boys night Slalom on Thursday and Team Parallel Slalom on Friday.

 

Maisie Hill and Ellie Soutter will compete in Snowboard Cross with qualification and finals on Wednesday 15th February.

 

In Cross Country, Jack Nicholls, Fergus Newman, Oliver Newman and Brodie Murray will be in action for Team GB, with the action starting with the Boys 7.5km Classic today. This is followed by the Boys 10km Freestyle on Tuesday, Boys Sprint Freestyle Thursday and Mixed Relay on Friday.

 

Keep up to date with all results on www.teamgb.com

 

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