Dave “the rocket” Ryding has definitely cemented himself within the top slalom elite on the World Cup tour. Ryding scored an impressive total of 115 World Cup points in slalom, which place him 22nd in the overall standings. He was the fourth ever Brit to qualify for the World Cup finals and achieved a personal best result on the World Cup with a 12th position in Val d’Isere in December 2015.
We’re sure “the rocket” will blast his way up the World cup standings again this year!
Alex Tilley started last season with mixed emotions. She qualified for the second Giant slalom run in Soelden but unfortunately skied out on one of the turns on the bottom half of the slope. The 22 year old brushed herself off and returned to the World Cup in Lienz with a fantastic 19th place in Giant slalom. Tilley has the best current British FIS points in Slalom, GS and Super G.
With the help of her coach and former GB World Cup skier Noel Baxter, Tilley will be hoping to break in to the top 30 in the world on a more regular basis this season.
Rising up the world rankings!
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What the athletes had to say to Wellsnowsports on the coming winter race season!
Dave Ryding on his prep for this winter: “Over the summer I aim to continue the improvement I have been making the past two seasons. Come the winter I hope to be in a better position once again to push for better results this season.”
Charlie Guest talks about her targets for future: “The next couple of seasons are going to be the most exciting of my career so far. I am really looking forward to the World Championships in February where I will be aiming for a top 20 in the slalom.
“The biggest aim this season is in Europa Cup. I am looking at being able to finish in the top three overall this year, which will allow me to win my own start spot on World Cup going into the Olympic Season.”
Robert Poth also looks to establish himself on the world alpine stage: “My main goals for the season are being selected for the World Junior Champs in Are and the main World Alpine Champs in St.Moritz in 2017.
“I also want to break into the top 300 in the world for slalom and move into the top 3 ranked GB slalom skiers.”
This is just a flavour of who is at the top of the British team. There are plenty of other British athletes who could move up the rankings this season too. Let’s hope the nation can celebrate some great performances in alpine at the end of the season!
Keep your eyes peeled for a full interview with British alpine’s top female skier Alex Tilley in the coming week!
Rankings and points stated were quoted at time of writing on the FIS database.
Full British Alpine squad list 2016/17:
Nicole RitchieRoy Steudle
Arie Van Vuuren
Hannah Loeffen Gallagher
Shana DanenbergsonsZach Hall