GBS Results Round-Up: Silver for Bankes, podiums for Taylor

GBS Results Round-Up: Silver for Bankes, podiums for Taylor

With the season in its final throes, Charlotte Bankes and Jaz Taylor scored more podiums, while the Cross-Country and Alpine seasons drew to a close

Bankes podiums again

Charlotte Bankes added a fifth consecutive podium with silver in the first of the weekend’s Montafon Snowboard Cross World Cup races, and looked set for a sixth before an unfortunate DNF in Sunday’s Final left her in fourth spot.

With three victories and a bronze medal in four races, Bankes looked in typically imperious form throughout the weekend and ended the Montafon races with a strong hold on third spot in the overall Snowboard Cross standings.

Bankes’ silver medal performance in Saturday’s competition saw her finish just behind Michela Moioli of Italy, with Australia’s Josie Baff in third, while a battling performance in Sunday’s races saw her finish in fourth behind race winner Chloe Trespeuch, Lindsey Jacobellis of the United States, with Baff again taking bronze.

Taylor takes three podiums in Livigno

Jaz Taylor’s storming Telemark season continued with three podiums at the Livigno World Cup, adding two Sprint silvers and a Classic bronze to an already sparkling year. With the seventh, eighth, and ninth World Cup podiums of her season, Taylor now stands in first place in the Overall and Sprint Telemark standings with Finals taking place this week.

Davies delivers season’s best finish in Veysonnaz

Ollie Davies landed his best result of the season with seventh place in the Veysonnaz Ski Cross World Cup, with a gritty display of racing. Having previously broken into the top-10 this season once in Alleghe in February, Davies’ seventh place marked the fifth top-10 finish of his career, and a joint-second best career performance having previously finishes seventh at the Innichen World Cup in 2022.

Ryding finishes Slalom season in eighth spot

Dave Ryding’s evergreen performances propelled him to joint seventh-place in the overall Slalom standings. Lining up for Finals on the back of a fourth top-10 finish of the season in Aspen, Ryding battle to 15th place in Saalbach to leave him on 288 points, tied with Daniel Yule of Switzerland and ahead of Yule’s compatriot, Marc Rochat, in ninth position.

With top-10 finishes in Gurgl, Kitzbuehel and Aspen, alongside a podium in Madonna di Campiglio, Ryding once again demonstrated the grit, speed, and skill which has long marked him out as one of Britain’s greatest ever winter sport athletes.

Cross-Country Season Draws to close in Falun

The Cross-Country squad saw their season come to an end at the Falun World Cup, with Andrew Musgrave’s 18th spot in the 10km C the pick of the results.

The season conclusion sees Musgrave equal his best ever overall Distance standings performance, finishing in eighth spot, while James Clugnet also equalled his best ever Overall All Categories standings with a promising 66th overall performance. Andrew Young’s best result of the season, meanwhile, came in a 19th place finish at the Lahti Team Sprint World Cup, one of seven top-30 finishes across the season.

Freeskiers see success in Laax and Tignes

James Pouch and Ash Clayton both delivered EC podiums at the Laax Europa Cup Premium event, with Pouch taking third in the men’s Freeski Slopestyle, and Clayton second in the women’s event.

Chris McCormick, meanwhile, secured his best World Cup result of the season in the Tignes Freeski Big Air competition, taking 18th place in highly-competitive, high-scoring field.

Gerken Schofield inside top-20 again

Makayla Gerken Schofield landed their fifth top-20 finish of the season with 13th place in the Chiesa in Valmalenco Dual Moguls World Cup. The result marks their second best Dual Moguls finish of the season, after sixth place in Deer Valley in February, and continues their positive trajectory since returning from injury in January.

In the men’s competition, Mateo Jeannesson finished 24th.

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