Update from the week

Ellie Koyander podiums again in Europa Cup Moguls, fantastic Halfpipe finishes for Molly Summerhayes and Madi Rowlands at World Cup debuts and action rounds up at Alpine Junior World Champs

 

After deciding to focus on Europa Cup competitions this season, Moguls skier Ellie Koyander hasn’t looked back with her 5th podium finish this season with a second place in the Europa Cup night event in Jyvaskyla, Finland on Wednesday. She will now go on to compete in the last Europa Cup of the season in Are, Sweden, hoping to move up the overall leader board where she is currently lying in second, and take the Europa Cup title.

Earlier in the week, GB Park and Pipe athletes Molly Summerhayes and Madi Rowlands put in fantastic performances in their first ever Halfpipe World Cup, finishing in 11th and 12th place respectively. Teammate Murray Buchan finished 18th overall in the Men’s competition in Tignes.

Today saw Isabel Atkin, Katie Summerhayes, Tyler Harding, Joe Hides and James Woods all competing in the Ski Slopestyle World Cup Final in Silvaplana, Switzerland. In the Ladies’ qualification Isabel Atkin scored an incredible 76.80 finishing 7th overall, just missing out on finals, while Katie Summerhayes fell on both runs and finished 12th in her heat.

The Men’s qualifiers followed with Woodsy running in the first heat, finishing 23rd in his heat, putting him in 48th place overall. The second heat saw GB Park and Pipe athletes Tyler Harding and Joe Hides step up, finishing 20th and 24th respectively, but unfortunately they will not advance to finals tomorrow.

And over in Flachau, Austria, Aimee Fuller, Jamie Nicholls, Billy Morgan and Rowan Coultas have been competing in the ‘Spring Battle’ at the Absolut Park where defending champion Billy Morgan will try to regain his title for his second year in a row.

At the Alpine World Junior Championships in Hafjell, Norway, the Delancey British Alpine Ski Team has put in some strong performances this week, with the top results coming from Charlie Raposo who was 17th in the Men’s GS, and some great age group results with Megan Jenkins and Honor Clissold finishing 5th and 7th respectively in the U18 category in the Super G. Cara Brown was 44th in the same race and Darcie Mead 59th overall.

In today’s Men’s Downhill, Jack Gower was just below half way down the field in 38th position, with Max Baggio behind him in 54th.  Earlier in the week in the Men’s Super G, Jack finished in 47th position and Max was 59th. In the Men’s Slalom, none of the British racers managed to finish, but all four ladies did in the women’s Slalom. Darcie Mead was 38th, Alice MacAulay 44th, Beth Widdup 49th and Megan Jenkins 51st , with Megan finishing 9th in the U18 category.

Darcie Mead was also the fastest British female in the Super Combined, finishing in 43rd with Cara Brown just behind her in 44th. In todays Downhill, Cara and Darcie were close to each other again, finishing in 40th and 41st position respectively. Honor Clissold was 46th overall, finishing 2nd in the U18 category.  

Delancey British Alpine team athletes Dave Ryding and Nick Moynihan are competing at the Kranjska Gora World Cup this weekend, with Nick competing in Giant Slalom on Saturday, then both Nick and Dave competing in the Slalom on Sunday. Dave will go on to compete in the Europa Cup on Monday, his last EC event as he leads the Europa Cup Slalom title race for the 2014/15 season. Alex Tilley is competing in her final World Cup of the season in Are, Sweden, with the Giant Slalom today and the Slalom tomorrow.

At last night’s Cross Country City Sprint in Drammen in Norway Andrew Musgrave finished in 64th position with Andrew Young in 66th. Andrew Musgrave will go on to compete in the final World Cup of the season in Oslo where he will take on the 50km Freestyle tomorrow.  

The Ski Cross World Cup Finals in Megeve begin today, where Liz Stevenson will be aiming to round off her season with a good result as the sole British representative. Liz is currently through to the quarter finals of the first race with the finals taking place later today. There will be two further World Cup races over the weekend.

In the Telemark World Cup in Murren yesterday, Jaz Taylor finished 6th in the Ladies’ Sprint and Fred Thomas finished 18th in the Men’s Classic today.

The British Speed Skiing Team are currently competing in the World Cup in Sun Peaks, Canada, with the main action taking place today.

Val Thorens sees 11 GBR athletes representing in the FIS Masters Cup race series. Super G ran today with Judy Reid finishing an impressive 10th position overall in the Ladies, races with Simon Butler finishing 13th in the Men’s. Tomorrow see the GS races, with Slalom on Sunday.

And to round off the weekend, Lloyd and Elodie Wallace are also in action in the Airolo Aerials Europa Cup in Switzerland, with competition tomorrow and Sunday.

 

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@GBTelemark

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

 

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

Background to Principal Sponsor Delancey’s Involvement

This is Delancey’s 4th year of funding for British Ski and Snowboard, and Sir John Ritblat’s 36th year.

Just four years ago, on the eve of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Snowsport GB the then National Governing Body (NGB) for British Snowsports was placed in to Administration and athletes already in training camps immediately prior to the games faced the prospect of being sent home unless a new NGB was established.

In response, the British Olympic Association stepped in and formed a temporary organisation, which Delancey quickly got behind. Together, they drove to create a permanent organisation with sound Governance and operating principles and a vision of achieving future World Cup and Olympic medals. 

Now, four years later, the Delancey backed NGB, saw nineteen athletes, who are arguably the strongest group of Snowsport athletes ever, deliver an unrivalled performance at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.

About Delancey

Delancey is a specialist real estate investment, development and advisory company whose activities encompass retail, residential and commercial real estate across London and the UK.

Delancey has a diverse portfolio of retail, residential, office and corporate assets across London and the UK, including the Alpha Plus Group, East Village, the former London 2012 Athletes Village; and the UKs leading creative and digital hub at Here East, the former Olympic Press and Broadcast Centre.

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

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