Tilley and Raposo kick off Alpine World Cup Opener in Soelden

This weekend saw the start of the 2016/17 FIS Ski World Cup series in Soelden, Austria as Alex Tilley narrowly missed out on qualifying for the second run in the Ladies GS race and Charlie Raposo completed his first ever World Cup race in the Men’s GS.

Delancey British Alpine Team athlete Alex Tilley was 0.21 seconds from qualifying for the second run, finishing in 33rd after the first run, with the top 30 going through to the second run. Although disappointing to not get a second run this is a respectable result that Tilley can build upon. Switzerland’s Lara Gut, overall World Cup champion, took the title with Mikaela Shiffren (USA), taking second and Italy’s Marta Bassino third.

In Charlie Raposo’s World Cup debut, the 20 year-old finished in 71st position after the first run, but did not qualify for the second run, despite gaining great race experience and a credible result for his first ever World Cup. Alexis Pinturault finished top of the podium, with Marcel Hirscher second and Felix Neureuther third.

The next World Cup action for the Delancey British Alpine Team will see Alex Tilley continue her campaign with her first World Cup Slalom race of the season on Saturday 12th November in Levi, Finland. Dave Ryding will be in World Cup action for the first time in the Men’s Slalom opener in Levi on Sunday 13th November.

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