British Champs Super G

Press release: 23 March 2015

Mead takes double Super G titles with Baggio and Moynihan taking the Men’s Super G honours at Delancey British National Alpine Ski Championships

Darcie Mead admits she had to pull out all the stops before topping the Super-G podium twice at the Delancey British National Alpine Ski Championships.

More than 100 skiers took to the sun-kissed slopes of Tignes for the Super-G event, which had been postponed on Sunday due to poor weather conditions.

And Mead, 18, was undoubtedly one of the stars on show as the Championships kicked off in style.

She held off second-place Cara Brown in both runs to become British National and Under-21 Super-G champion – and posted a scintillating 1:14.98 to win the former.

“It feels good, I didn’t expect it in the first place so it was quite a nice surprise and I was pleased with the way I skied,” she said.

“I got quite low on the line in the key sections where you want to be ahead in all gates – my coach said it was very risky and I was completely on the limit. If I’d pushed it a little more I would have crashed, so I think I had it on just the right amount.”

It saw Brown’s reign as British Under-21 Super G champion come to an end, and the 20-year-old admits things didn’t quite click on the day.

She said: “I’m happy enough to still be up there among the top girls but I didn’t manage to do what I want, all season it’s been little things I couldn’t quite yet in the Super-G and unfortunately that was the case here too.”

Rounding off the overall British race for the girls was 17-year-old Honor Clissold who took third position, while Alice Macaulay earned third place on the British podium in the National Junior Championships behind Mead in first and Brown in second.

 In the men’s races, Max Baggio and Nick Moynihan went toe-to-toe across both the National and Junior Championships with the pair taking a British title apiece.

But Baggio is the one who can call himself British National C hampion after clocking in at 1:14.10 – fewer than two tenths of a second ahead of Moynihan.

“It’s definitely cool to be champion, I’m happy with the way I skied and to get on the podium,” said a delighted Baggio, who was also joined on the podium by third-placed Paul Henderson. “It felt good at the top and although I nearly lost it at the bottom, I was really happy overall.”

For the British Junior title roles were reversed, this time Moynihan grabbing gold while Baggio had to settle for third in the Under 21 category . The two were separated on the podium by Billy Major.

“It was a good day, I haven’t skied much Super-G this year,” said Moynihan. “I’m actually quite happy, in the first run there were a few too many mistakes and I finished a tenth behind Max who put down a good run – he deserved it."

Elsewhere Oliver Davies was crowned boys’ British Under-18s Super-G champion, finishing ahead of Scots Iain Innes and Euan Kick in a time of 1:16.93.

And in the girls’ British Under-18 category, Yasmin Cooper took the gold ahead of Isabel Kirk and Kirsty Guest – beating the rest of the field by more than half a second.

Sir John Ritblat, president of BSS and Chairman of the Advisory Board at headline sponsor Delancey, was in attendance to present the medals and received a huge cheer for his 37thyear supporting the sport.

As Principal Sponsor of British Ski and Snowboard, Delancey is proud to be able to provide British Athletes with the support and training they require to continue to be a real force in winter sports on a world stage. Follow @teambss or visit www.teambss.org.uk and www.delancey.com

For full results and timings visit www.britishalpinechamps.com

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More podium and action photos are available on request

For information please contact British Ski and Snowboard Media Officer Betony Garner on +44 7779 801 691 / betony@sigb.org.uk  

For information about Delancey or interviews with Sir John or Jamie Ritblat, please contact Delancey Marketing & Communications Manager, Olivia Gregory onOlivia.gregory@delancey.com

You can also sign up for BSS news flashes and newsletter by emailing bss@teambss.org.uk. Or keep up to date on news via the website www.teambss.org.uk

British Ski and Snowboard is sponsored by Delancey www.delancey.com

Background to Principal Sponsor Delancey’s Involvement

This is Sir John Ritblat’s 37th year of funding for the sport, which has been critical to the success of the team. It has also inspired his son Jamie to become involved, providing support from Delancey - Jamie’s property investment and advisory business, for the last four years.

With Delancey’s existing support and new extension of funding, British Ski and Snowboard, has been able to – and will continue to be able to - run training and development programmes to enable our top athletes to compete on the World stage 

About Delancey

Delancey is a specialist real estate investment, development and advisory company with over 20 years' experience and a portfolio that covers retail, residential and commercial developments across London and the UK. Collaborating on a wide range of assets, partners and clients, Delancey is recognised for its innovative and diverse approach to creating long term value from real estate. Delancey also advises clients on appropriate capital structures, financing and provides asset management and development services.

Delancey has a diverse portfolio of retail, residential, office and corporate assets across London and the UK, including the Alpha Plus Group, Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, the Walbrook Building in the City and 185 Park Street on the South Bank. Delancey is also a pioneer in the private rented sector and has spent much of the last few years bringing the legacy of the London 2012 Olympics to life; delivering over 3,000 homes for rent at East Village, the former London 2012 Athletes Village; and revealing the UKs leading creative and digital hub at Here East, the former Olympic Press and Broadcast Centre, which will provide over 4,500 jobs on-site and an expected additional 2,000 jobs in the local area.

Delancey’s work is not simply restricted to bricks and mortar. Founder and CEO Jamie Ritblat and his team are conscious to ensure they have a positive impact on the environment, its local community and future generations. As well as contributing to relevant projects and initiatives local to their developments, Delancey was awarded a Gold Medal at the 2013 Centenary Chelsea Flower Show with an ‘East Village’ garden - which was later re-located by the charity Groundwork London to a Children’s play area in East London. Delancey also looks to support young, future stars as Principal Sponsor of British Ski and Snowboard, the UK Schools Chess Challenge and as charity partner to the innovative youth charity Snow-Camp.

www.delancey.com

British Ski & Snowboard

British Ski and Snowboard (BSS) is the National Governing Body for Skiing and Snowboarding in the United Kingdom.  It is recognised by the International Ski Federation (FIS) and by the British Olympic Association.  It is a new organisation which has been set up – following the financial collapse of the British Ski and Snowboard Federation – under the aegis of the British Olympic Association. The British Olympic Association stepped in and launched BSS toensure that British Athletes could continue to compete at International events. British Ski and Snowboard aims to see British skiers and riders on the podiums at world events in the next four to eight years. www.teambss.org.uk

 

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