PC: Racer Ready

03 April 2017

Sunshine returns for Day One of the Delancey British Children’s Championships

The Delancey British Children’s Championships kicked off today in Tignes with the U16 girls and boys Slalom races opening the week. Despite clear blue skies, a previous day of snow made for challenging conditions for the racers. Daisi Daniels (BSA) topped the U16 Girls podium with a combined time of 1:43.26, with Sienna Horton (Ambition) just behind in 1:43.45. Kandahar’s Isabelle Lander took third spot finishing with a time of 1:46.10. 

Following her win Daisi said:

“It’s just been an amazing experience to race against so many people who are older than me. I was very scared about competing against people older than me. I’ve raced against them all before, but being two years away from FIS races, I knew I needed to perform. My aim in skiing is to be as good, if not better, than Chemmy Alcott, she’s a very big idol of mine.”

“I love the British Championships because of the way the staff handle the races. It’s always so well organised and everything they do is always so in order. I love the atmosphere here and it’s so amazing to be able to see my friends and the different coaches.”

Over in the Boy’s U16 Slalom Ryan Bloom (WCS) led through both the first and second run to take the win in an overall time of 1:34.78. Owen Vinter (GSR) & Thomas Hudson (BSA) came into the second run with just 0.04 separating their times. Vinter was able to maintain his advantage and take second place in a time of 1:35.85 with Hudson just behind in 1:36.04

Following his win Ryan said:

“After the first run, I went to see my granddad to ask him how it was, and I was expecting him to say I was in tenth place or lower. But then he told me that I was winning and I just said ‘wow’.”

“I had to try and forget about the first run in my second so as to not put any pressure on myself. I did the first two gates and then all I could taste was salt and suncream, so I felt sick for the rest of the way down. I made sure I didn’t come out of the course, and when I got to the bottom I just hoped that I had done enough, and I had.”

See full list of results here:

http://www.teambss.org.uk/sites/default/files/U16%20SL%20Results.pdf

Tomorrow will be the Under 14 Slalom and Mini’s GS. 

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