Alcott claims victory in last-ever downhill race
April 2, 2014 08:04 am
Chemmy Alcott won her last-ever downhill race in dominant style to claim the British title for the seventh time in Meribel.
The four-time Olympian, who announced her retirement last week, followed up on her win in the Super G to finish four seconds ahead of Cara Brown, with Darcie Mead, a member of Team GB at last year's European Youth Olympic Festival, completing the podium.
"After winning my last ever Super G I put a lot of pressure on myself to win my last downhill on such a challenging hill; the Super G was so much fun, I wanted to win again," said Alcott.
'It was a great course, we had great conditions and everyone skied really well. There are a few promising girls coming up so I think it’s really important to nurture those talents to go the whole way, it’s great to be here to offer advice and technical help to my peers.”
And there was a double celebration for Alcott as fiancé Dougie Crawford took the men's downhill title, just ahead of 19-year old Jack Gower and World Cup racer TJ Baldwin.
“It always feels great to get back to back wins and I was pleased to beat team mates Jack and TJ into second and third," he said.
"The piste was in great shape, the sun wasn’t quite on it so the slope was much harder and held up well; it was challenging but enjoyable."
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