Delancey British Alpine Team
The stars of the Delancey British Alpine Team are in Tignes for the Delancey British National Alpine Ski Championships 2017. After Charlie Guest and Charlie Raposo defended their National Champions’ titles in Slalom and GS respectively, today promises to produce some mouth watering action as Dave Ryding looks to show why he is one of the World’s best Slalom skiers in the National Slalom Championships, and Alex Tilley and Charlie Guest line up against their younger rivals in the Ladies GS.
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GB Park and Pipe
The GB Park and Pipe team head over to Laax this weekend for the start of the British Snowboard and Freeski Championships (The BRITS), which kick off at the start of next week. Many of the senior athletes will be in action, joined by the GB Park and Pipe Pathway riders, who will be looking to showcase how much they have developed over the past year and claim BRITS crowns in Slopestyle, Snowboard/Ski Cross, Halfpipe and Big Air. For a full BRITS schedule and more information visit www.the-brits.com
Six GB Park and Pipe Pathway snowboarders will take part in the World Rookie Finals in Zell am See/Kaprun from 4-9th April. In action will be Scott Walsh, Ethan Smith, Lane Hopkins, Raymond Prentice, Harry Waite and Glen Ironside. For more information visit www.worldrookietour.com
British Speed Skiing
British Speed Skiing star Jan Farrell is in Vars, France with a selection of Speed Skiers who are trying to break the World Record. He will also attempt to break the British Speed Ski record of 245kph following his top 20 finish in Idre Fjäll, Sweden. Farrell said ahead of his trip to Vars: "I finished the World Championships in 20th place in Sweden on the steepest groomed slope on the planet (120% gradient). It was a big fight coming back into the right state of mind after last year's crash at 217kph. My line wasn’t great and I got thrown around in the middle of the track, but I'm happy that I fought back and made a solid run. After this I feel ready to ski over 200kph this week in Vars"
Unfortunately Farrell’s teammate Benja Hedley had a crash in Sweden following his 26th place finish in the World Cup, and is currently recovering in the UK. All at British Ski and Snowboard wish him a speedy recovery.
World Junior Snowboard and Freestyle Championships
The World Junior Snowboard Championships kicked off on Wednesday in Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic. Competing for Great Britain in Snowboard Big Air and Slopestyle qualification was Luca Mai Lane Hopkins, Cerys Allen, Gabriel Adams, Billy Cockrell, Raymond Prentice and Ethan Smith, but unfortunately none of the athletes made it through to finals, despite some good performances.
19 British Ski and Snowboard athletes are currently on their way to Chiesa in Valmalenco, Italy for the World Junior Freestyle Championships, which run from 3rd to 7th April. In action for Great Britain are the following athletes:
Leonie Gerken Schofield
Makayla Gerken Schofield
Justin Taylor Tipton
British Nordic skiers are in action this weekend at the Norwegian Championships in Gaalaa. Yesterday saw Andrew Musgrave and Martin Sundby from Norway come third in the Team Sprint (domestic teams). Today sees Andrew Musgrave, Andrew Young and Callum Smith race in the Men’s 10km Free, and then all three are due to compete in the 50km Classic tomorrow.
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