British Ski & Snowboard

07 December 2012

BSS Alpine Team Show World Class Potential This Week

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Dave Ryding has lived up to his nickname of Rocket Ryding this week coming first in the Men's Slalom FIS race in Davos yesterday. We wish him luck and hope he capitalises on this success at the World Cup Slalom in Val d'Isere this weekend.

On the other side of the pond, the Senior Men's Alpine Team were also keeping results high as TJ Baldwin came 14th in the Downhill North American Cup at Copper Mountain in Colarado. TJ's run was 1.44 seconds off the race winner, Jared Goldberg.

The Team BSS FIS-EC girls, Charlotte Guest and Alex Tilley, have had some excellent races in Austria. Both competed in the FIS Slalom races in Soelden with Alex Tilley finishing 20th and Charlie Guest finishing 15th after starting on 55 bib, (a -32 FIS Point result). This means that both girls will qualify for the World Junior Championships. We wish the FIS-EC Team all the best as they continue to compete in Austria over the next 10 days.

Finally, Jack Gower finished 4th place in a recent FIS Giant Slalom competition in Geilo, Norway yesterday. Ranked 30th going into the competition he finished 1.1 seconds behind Norwegian leader on the first run moving him up to a solid 15th position after the first run. Following the second fastest second run, 0.14 seconds from the winning time, he finished 4th position overall and 0.86 seconds behind the winner.

Sean Langmuir the BSS Alpine Performance Manager has been very pleased with Jack's progress.

"Jack is one of our young talented athletes and is showing great progress. This recent set of results have rocketed him up the world ranking order, and qualified him for the World Junior Championships in Quebec. Results like this are positioning our junior athletes amongst the best in the world for their age.

These great results show we have some GB world class talent out there following in the footsteps of our World Cup athletes Dave Ryding and Chemmy Alcott."