British Champs update 26th March 2015

Press release: 26 March 2015

Tilley off to good start with GS win and Baggio takes third title at Delancey British National Alpine Ski Championships

World Cup star Alex Tilley is hopeful that a golden end to her season will snowball into next year after she stormed to the Giant Slalom title at the Delancey British National Alpine Ski Championships.

The speed events gave way to the technical disciplines in Tignes on Thursday, after a start to the Championships that has seen some of Great Britain’s brightest talents prosper.

And Tilley arrived on the scene looking for a set of positive results after an admittedly tough two months.

But she is inching ever closer to a return to top form and made a statement of intent in her first race at the Championships, clocking an aggregate time of 1:59.72 minutes to clinch the British National Championships GS crown.

She said: “It’s been a successful day, I’m pretty excited to be here as I don’t get to see everyone very much anymore. It’s nice to finish on a bit of a high.

“I hit a plateau in February and March so to finish off with at least one win is good.

“I went to the World Championships and raced OK, not quite how I wanted. Then I came back and I had really bad jetlag and I never really got back from that. But finally I’ve started to feel a bit more comfortable again.”

Alice Macaulay put together two extremely solid times to clinch silver and though Cara Brown finished third overall, her second run – a rapid time of 57.87 seconds – put even Tilley’s effort in the shade.

“I’ve never been faster than Alex before, unless she’s fallen over or something,” said Brown. “I’m really happy with that – my coaches said win the second run and we’ll let you off!”

In the men’s races Max Baggio’s fine form is showing no signs of coming to an end, making it a hattrick of British National titles with victory in the GS.

It was a close-run thing as Nick Moynihan, Paul Henderson, Billy Major and Alex Barounos were all in the mix after the first run – but Baggio’s aggregate time of 1:57.25minutes proved just enough.

“I tried to be smart with the tactics of skiing it rather than just going as fast as I possibly can,” said Baggio.” Keep a good line, be clean and minimise the mistakes. I had two clear runs and I was happy with it.”

Moynihan followed two tenths of a second behind to take the silver while Paul Henderson rounded off the podium in third.

“I had a bit of a struggle in the first run, but in the second run I skied much better,” said University of Bath’s Moynihan. “There’s always room for improvement, but on the whole I was happy with the way I skied.”

And the British field is only set to get deeper on Friday as Olympian Dave Ryding hits the slopes for the first time this week in the Slalom.

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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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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