Following on from the Equity Inter Schools races in Les Houches, the Aiglon Cup races in Villars provided more opportunity for the aspiring British races to see how they match up against some of the students based at International Schools across Europe. Run by Aiglon College on the slopes in Villars, the races have grown in numbers over the years and now boast a start list well over a hundred strong. Strongly supported by the British Ski Academy, the races are now, with their new dates following on from the Inter Schools, attracting many moreÂ racers that can do both sets of races in the one trip. With qualification for the British Championships high on many racers agenda, these races are providing the perfect opportunity for this. …Â
Rebecca Chastney won the Under 14Â age group ahead of Lily Martin and Milly Cowell while Charles Rankin put in a hugely brave and accomplished job to win the boys race ahead of Jake Doyle and Michael Harvey.
In the Under 16’s Meghan Davis continued her fine form to win the race ahead of Camilla Lozinska-Brown with Mercy Webb in third. Jonathan Morgan and Jack O’Neill made it a BSA one two with Matthew Rey in third place.
Abigail Partelides won the girls Junior race with Hugo Ng taking the Junior boys race.
Shona Rankin lead a clean sweep of the Under 10 / 12 podium for the British Ski Academy with Maddie Hantrais joining Kita O’Neill on the podium with Rankin. Louis Masquelier-Page continued his fine run of form with victory in the boys race ahead of Callum Ross and Elliot Bennett.
The BSA made it a second clean sweep of the Mini Combi with Rankin winning again with the Hantrais and O’Neill in second and third again.Â The combi race proved very popular as it combined GS turns with tighter slalom turns over a minute long course. Louis Masquelier-Page took his second win with Arthur Gustaffson taking second and Callum Ross taking third.
Katie Stuart from Loretto took the Under 14 Girls Slalom with Lily Martin and Milly Cowell again on the podium. Rebecca Chastney took the race one win but came unstuck on the second run. Charles Rankin again put the rest to the sword as he took his second win with Jake Doyle taking second and Jonathan Marshall third.
Isobel Brown won the Under 16 Slalom with Meghan Davis and Kathryn BaileyÂ also on the podium. Matthew Rey took the race win in the boys race ahead of Jack O’Neill and Jonathan Morgan and a fast improving Rory Dixon taking fourth just three tenths off the podium.
Emma Peters and Mizuki Ohara took the race wins for the Junior age group.
Yet more great racing in the last races before the end of season British Championships.
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