British Ski & Snowboard look back at some of the best results this winter

In Alpine Skiing, Dave Ryding showed the rest of the world he is a force to contend with on the elite circuit, after two top 20 finishes in Slalom World Cups – 16th in Madonna di Campiglio and 17th in Are, and three more top 30s. He is now in the top 100 overall in the world, hoping to start next winter season in the top 30 seeds for Slalom. …

The Delancey U21 Alpine squad athletes have also had some outstanding performances in both North America and Europe. Jack Gower impressed on the Nor-Am speed circuit this year scoring his best ever FIS point results in Downhill which should put him inside the top 5 in the world for his age group. Charlie Raposo also performed well in the US with career best results in the Nor-Am GS races and podiums in FIS races at the beginning of the season.

Delancey British Ladies Giant Slalom and Slalom Champion Alex Tilley has had a fantastic season, improving her GS World Ranking from over 200 at the start of the year to a remarkable 31st as we round off the season. Alex performed well at the World Alpine Championships, with her best result coming with a 24th in the Slalom. Team mate Charlie Guest had a tricky season after breaking her back at the end of 2014, but she made a remarkable comeback to compete in the World Alpine Championships in Colorado in February.

Delancey U21 British Alpine Team athlete, Cara Brown made her World Cup debut in the Super G in Val d’Isere, with a 36th place finish and had the honour of forerunning the men and women’s downhill at the recent World Cup Finals in Meribel. After some strong performances over the season, she rounded it off by claiming the Overall Women’s Delancey British National Championship title in Tignes earlier this month. Rising star Max Baggio took the overall Delancey British National Alpine Championships title, winning the Victor Ludorum Trophy.

In Cross Country, Andrew Musgrave has far exceeded anything ever achieved by a British Nordic athlete when he was the fastest skier in a World Cup race at the Tour de Ski and he also finished 3rd in the Norwegian Championships in the 10km in late March. Musgrave is considered one of the brightest talents on the World Cup circuit at present and is being closely followed by teammate Andrew Young who is having his best season to date, including a top 20 finish in a World Cup race in January in Val Mustair.

Telemark skier Jaz Taylor pulled out a fantastic performance at the Telemark World Championships in Steamboat Springs to win a Bronze medal, Great Britain’s first ever at a Telemark World Championship event. This was soon after her return to skiing from a knee injury. Jaz also performed well on the World Cup circuit, including a 4th place in Hintertux in December and a 5th place in Thyon in early March.

Picture Dave Ryding at the British Champs – Credit – Racer Ready all rights reserved