Parsons itching to get skeleton World Cup season started

10 December 2014 / 13:56

Dominic Parsons insists the late start to the skeleton World Cup season has left him itching to get going with the opening round set for Lake Placid this weekend.

This time last year Parsons was already two rounds into the World Cup campaign, claiming a maiden podium finish with a third at the curtain raiser in Calgary.

That went a long way to securing Parsons a place on the British team for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, where on debut he placed tenth in Russia.

However, with a later start to the World Cup series this season, all Parsons has done so far has simply secure himself a place at the British team selection races in Winterberg last month.

And Parsons admits the wait to get going has added to the excitement with round two of the World Cup series following the week after in none other than Calgary.

“With the season starting so late this year we’ve had to wait a long time for the first race, so I’m looking forward to finally getting back into competition,” he said.

“We have a new coach and new staff working with us this season and I have a new sled, and although it’s still early in the transition I’m excited to see what I can do against a World Cup field.”

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