14 March 2016

Woodsy claims podium in European Freeski Open with Izzy Atkin 4th, whilst Sarsfield rounds off her season with Europa Cup Bronze

GB Park and Pipe

James Woodsy Woods has secured his best result of the season, clinching a fantastic 3rd place at the European Freeski Open in Laax, Switzerland. Throwing down an impressive performance on the slopestyle course, Woodsy broke his run of 4th place finishes to claim a podium finish against world-class field in the prestigious competition.

In the ladies' competition at the European Freeski Open, Izzy Atkin followed up her recent run of strong results to claim an impressive 4th place in Laax with teammate Katie Summerhayes finishing in 9th in the semis.

The competition was also excellent competition experience for Cal Sandieson and GB Park and Pipe Pathway skiers: Harris Booth, Monty Wright and Chris McCormick.

At the World Championships of Snowboarding in Yabuli International Ski Resort, China, Katie Ormerod finished a solid 3rd place in the Slopestyle semi-finals, taking her through to tomorrow’s finals.  After qualifying well for the semis, Aimee Fuller couldn’t quite put the runs in to finish in the top 6, which was the qualifying standard for the final. In the Big Air semis, Katie Ormerod finished in 7th place, narrowly missing out on finals and Aimee couldn’t quite land a clean run after trying her cab underflip. The level was high with two riders performing cab double underflips.

Henry Shackleton and Matt McCormick are in Flachau, Austria, for 2016’s Spring Battle, a World Snowboard Tour Slopestyle event, in which a follow cam jam session is held over the week, with the best runs submitted for judging. Aimee Fuller will be joining them directly from China.

Nine Queens in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, Austria, has kicked off, with the action lasting all week. Katie Summerhayes has arrived in resort and is ready to tackle the impressive looking course. She will be joined by Jenny Jones, and also Katie Ormerod who will fly in directly from China.

 

Delancey British Alpine Ski Team

Dave Ryding was competing in the in the Oberjoch Europa Cup Slalom yesterday In Germany where he came 6th place - +0.73 off the winner.

In Spain Dave will compete in the La Molina Europa Cup Slalom on Thursday, alongside Delancey Alpine team mate Charlie Guest, who will take on the Ladies’ Giant Slalom on Wednesday and Slalom on Thursday.

Dave will then move on to Switzerland to the FIS Alpine World Cup Finals in St Moritz, which kick off today. The Men’s Slalom will be taking place on Sunday. 

Over in the US, Jack Gower is competing in the Nor Am Race Series in Aspen, Colarado. Gower finished 13th in yesterday’s Downhill and will compete in the Super G, which runs today, and the Giant Slalom on Thursday.

The Delancey British National Alpine Ski Championships kick off this Sunday, with all the top names in British Alpine Skiing descending on the French resort of Tignes for a week of Senior and Junior racing.

 

British Ski Cross

Emily Sarsfield rounded off her racing season on a high, claiming a podium in the FIS Europa Cup in St Francois Longchamp, France. After winning the small final to finish 5th in the first race, Emily put in a storming performance to qualify for the final and finish in 3rd position in the second race. A great conclusion to the season.

British Nordic Team

The conclusion of the  ‘Ski Tour Canada’ in Canmore saw Andrew Musgrave finish 36th in the overall standings, after an impressive 18th place finish in Friday’s 10km Freestyle. He followed that up with 36th in the 15km Pursuit.

Annika Taylor had a fantastic Ski Tour Canada, finishing 42nd overall, after a 45th in the 10km Freestyle and then 42nd in the 10km Pursuit.

 

British Speed Skiing

Jan Farrell secured two 8th place finishes at the FIS Speed Skiing World Cup in Grandvalira, Andorra over the weekend. Jan is eager to improve on last season:

"We’ve had two great races in Andorra, with extremely cold conditions and compression in the track. I was 2kmh off the podium on both days so I’m extremely focused on the next race in Vars, where my objective is to beat the British speed record of 245kmh.”

"Last season it was important to gain experience and a better understanding of the top category and although I achieved a personal best in Vars, I’m hungry to exceed expectations and reach podium status this year.”

 

British Telemark

At the Telemark World Cup in Rjukan, Norway, Jaz Taylor put in two strong performances to finish 4th and 6th in the two Ladies' Sprint races. Alistair Cruz-Mermy claimed the best British result in the mens' races, with 18th place in the Men’s Sprint. Teammate Louis Hatchwell finished in a close 19th position. The second race saw Louis as the fastest Brit, claiming 20th place.

 

 

 

 

 

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