With snow conditions proving tricky across Europe, the Men’s Slalom team continued their recent good form
Dave Ryding extended his run of top-20 finishes to three with a 19th place finish in Adelboden, following on from 12th and 20th at the Madonna di Campiglio and Garmisch-Partenkirchen Slalom World Cups either side of Christmas and New Year.
Ryding’s finishing time of 1:51.63 left him under a second outside of the top-10 and just over 2s back from Lucas Braathen in top spot in a race dominated by the Norwegian and his counterpart, Atle Lie McGrath. Fellow Brits Laurie Taylor and Billy Major both put down strong first runs but finished just outside of qualification for the second run, finishing in 59.23 and 58.37 respectively.
The results continue a positive run of form for the Men’s Slalom squad, which made history just before Christmas with all three team members making the second run of a Slalom World Cup for the first time in the history of British Alpine skiing.
In Giant Slalom, Charlie Raposo was less than 0.5s outside of qualifying for the second run in Adelboden, his time of 1:21.11 in the first run marking a promising performance after a difficult run of form earlier in the season.
Andrew Musgrave’s excellent 2022/23 season continued with the culmination of the Tour de Ski this weekend leaving him with in 19th place in the overall standings, with a best result of 7th in the Oberstdorf 10km C stage at the beginning of the year. James Clugnet took an encouraging 27th place finish in the 1.5km F Sprint stage in Val Mustair on New Year’s Eve.
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