Four-athlete squad will participate in distance events, with Clugnet, Musgrave, and Young also competing in sprint disciplines
Britain’s Cross-Country World Cup squad will all line up for the Cross-Country World Championships after their selection was confirmed today by GB Snowsport.
The four-man team of James Clugnet, Joe Davies, Andrew Musgrave, and Andrew Young will all participate in the Championships’ distance events, while Clugnet, Musgrave, and Young will also take part in the Championships’ sprint events. The Team Sprint, meanwhile, will see Young and Clugnet leading the British charge in a pairing that has seen some notable results in recent years, including ninth at the Livigno World Cup earlier this month, and sixth in the Dresden World Cup in December 2021. The 2023 Championships will also see Britain enter a Men’s 4 x 10km Relay team for the first time since the 2011 World Championships in Oslo.
The Championships, which will be hosted in Slovenia for the first time in their history, will see eleven days of Cross-Country action beginning with 10km Free qualification round on 22 February and closing with the 50km Mass Start Classic on 5 March.
The British team approach the Championships in excellent form, with six World Cup top-10s including a podium in Beitostolen for Andrew Musgrave, two top-10s for James Clugnet in Davos and Livigno, the latter alongside Andrew Young in the Team Sprint earlier this month. Joe Davies, meanwhile, enters the Championships on the back of a season which has see his World Cup debut and selection for the U23 Cross-Country World Championships.
The 2023 Championships mark the eighth World Championships for Musgrave, seventh for Young, and the fourth for Clugnet, with the team’s best result to date coming in the 2017 Championships in Lahti, Finland, with Musgrave’s fourth place in the 50km Mass Start Free.
Full Squad Selection:
- James Clugnet (Sprint, Distance, Team Relay, Team Sprint)
- Joe Davies (Distance, Team Relay)
- Andrew Musgrave (Sprint, Distance, Team Relay)
- Andrew Young (Sprint, Distance, Team Relay, Team Sprint)
The Championships begin on 22 February 2023 and run to 5 March 2023.
Header Image: James Clugnet in action during the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Men’s Cross Country 15 km Finals on March 3, 2021 in Oberstdorf, Germany. (Photo by Millo Moravski/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)