British number one Alpine ski racer, Dave Ryding, placed second in last nights invitational slalom race in the resort of Crans-Montana, Switzerland, with French racer Clement Noel taking top spot.
Crans-Montana held the one-off invitational night slalom ski race on Wednesday, January 16 on its Piste National, under floodlights, with an international roster of some of the world’s top alpine skiing athletes including Great Britain’s number one skier Dave Ryding (currently in 7th place in the World Cup slalom standings), Olympic Gold Medallist André Myhrer and Switzerland’s Daniel Yule.
The event was free to members of the public. The format followed a traditional World Cup race, but was shortened down with a first run taking place at 18.30 and a second at 20.00 hrs. It was organised by the ski resort of Crans-Montana and not affiliated to the International Ski Federation (FIS).
Crans-Montana is well-known for its Alpine racing heritage, with an annual FIS World Cup Women’s Downhill and Alpine Combined races that takes place 23-24 February during 2019. The downhill race is help on the Mont-Lachaux piste from an altitude of 2,210 metres, finishing at 1,545 metres – covering a total distance of around two and half kilometres. The Alpine Combined race is two disciplines, a downhill and a slalom, with combined times from each making up the final results.