GB Snowsport’s electric start to the season continued in Edmonton, while there was frustration in Val d’Isere
Brookes excels in Edmonton
Mia Brookes bagged her second, and Britain’s third, podium of the 2023-24 season with a career-best Big Air World Cup result in Edmonton. Mia’s silver, in a field stacked with the world’s best Big Air talent, including the gold and silver medallists from the Beijing Olympic Winter Games, continued her superb form since debuting on the World Cup circuit a year ago, and leaves her in top spot in the Freestyle Snowboard Big Air standings going into the final Big Air competition of the season in Copper Mountain.
Musgrave delivers impressive showing in Ostersund
Andrew Musgrave’s impressive start to the 2023/24 season continued with a battling sixth place finish in the Ostersund 10k Free Internal Start race this weekend. Finishing with a time of 24:18.3, Musgrave was once again the best of the non-Norwegian skiers, and now stands at fourth in the overall Cross-Country Distance rankings.
James Clugnet took 33rd in the 10k F and 48th in the Sprint C, with Andrew Young 35th in the 10km F and 58th in Sprint C.
Jeannesson goes back-to-back for Finals
Following his groundbreaking sixth place in Ruka, Mateo Jeannesson made another appearance in the Single Moguls Finals in Idre Fjall, finishing in an impressive 12th position. Among seasoned Finalists, Mateo’s early season form shows he has the ability to compete with the best Moguls skiers on the World Cup circuit, and means his two best Moguls World Cup performances have now come in the opening two competitions of the season.
Davies’ Ski cross season gets underway in Val Thorens
Ollie Davies got the Ski Cross World Cup season underway with a top-30 finish in the second of back-to-back World Cup races in Val Thorens. Having finished 37th in the opening race of the season, Davies improved to take 27th in the second race, in a year where he is looking to build on last year’s excellent performances, which included a a top-10 and his first World Cup podium.
Weather hits Val d’Isere hopes
There was frustration for the Men’s Alpine team in Val d’Isere, as the Slalom race was lost to poor weather conditions on Sunday. In the GS, Charlie Raposo recorded a DNF, while at the Mayrhofen Europa Cup race, Charlie Guest finished in an excellent eighth place, with Reece Bell and Victoria Palla both also making it into the second run.