Ryding one of six Brits for Alpine World Ski Champs

17 January 2015 / 16:05

Two-time Olympian Dave Ryding heads up a six-strong British team for next month’s Alpine World Ski Championships in Beaver Creek.

Ryding recorded a 17th place finish in the men’s slalom at Sochi 2014 – an improvement of ten places from his Games debut in Vancouver four years earlier.

He has enjoyed a strong season so far this time around too, recording the best World Cup performance by a Brit since Chemmy Alcott’s 17th in March 2010 when he finished in 16th in men’s slalom in Italy before Christmas.

He will compete in the slalom on the last day of the World Championships which run from February 2-15 in America.

Jack Gower will be the busiest of the British skiers, competing in the downhill, giant slalom, super G and alpine combined while Jai Geyer and Charlie Raposo will contest the slalom and giant slalom.

For the ladies, Alex Tilley will be hoping to make an impact in both the slalom and giant slalom after a solid season so far which has seen her top the podiums in North America on the Nor-Am circuit.

While it is hoped she will be joined in both events by Charlie Guest who is receiving from an accident sustained in November.

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