Amid continued challenging conditions, Victoria Palla and Ed Guigonnet were among the NJC podium leaders
As difficult weather in Tignes continued to challenge skiers at the GB Alpine Championships, Victoria Palla took the National Junior Championships Slalom with a superb display of Slalom skiing. Registering a time of 1:35.46, Palla came in more than a second ahead of Switzerland’s Marine Fatton in second with Kiara Derks of the Netherlands further back in third spot.
Candice Bomberg and Lois Jackson joined Palla on the British podium, taking second and third in the race for the SCGB Salver, while Bomberg was crowned the ESC Cup winner ahead of Charlotte Holmes and Honor Bartlett.
The Boys’ National Junior Championship Giant Slalom podium was a strictly international affair with Luc Roduit of Switzerland taking the U21 International Title ahead of France’s Auguste Aulnette and his compatriot Baptiste Sambuis, in a podium which saw less than a second between the three leaders.
Ed Guigonnet took the British title and with it the Walter Hutchinson Challenge Cup with Owen Vinter and Toby Jennings coming in second and third, with Jennings’ time of 2:00.28 enough to secure him the Dragon Ski Club Cup ahead of Max Laughland and George Black.
Header Image: Giant Slalom, Ed Guigonnet wins the British NJC – Walter Hutchinson Challenge Cup at the 2022 GB Alpine Championships in Tignes, France, March 2022. Photo: GB Snowsport/ Amelia Steele