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U18 Delancey British Champs Win

The Delancey British Alpine Championships started with nearly half a metre of snow falling in Tignes on the day before racing which led to a 24 hours postponement. Thankfully the week that followed was almost perfect for racing with clear blue days and sub-zero overnight temperatures.

2017 is my first National Championship at FIS level with a full week of racing including Super-G, Downhill, GS and Slalom.
Competing amongst top World Cup racers including David Poisson, Johan Clarey, Adrien Theaux and Dave Ryding was great experience but equally challenging as my points meant I was typically starting with a bib in the mid 70’s or 80’s. The Super-G was most challenging with the National Junior Race (NJR) being held on much the same course directly after the Senior Races on snow rapidly deteriorating under a hot Sun.

In U18, my 6th place in the Super-G followed by 5th in the Downhill were two solid results. 11th in the GS was a disappointment on a slow course, balanced by 1st in the U18 Slalom and a chance to stand on the podium. Results in NJR races were frustrated by non-finishes in Super-G, GS and Slalom despite placing in the top three of both GS and Slalom in first runs. My combined results in NC races were strong enough for 3rd overall and a satisfying end to the 2017 season.

U18 NC Slalom 2017

Thanks to Ambition Racing and my coach Tom White for helping me improve this season and to Rossignol and everyone at AMG Group for their continued support.

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