Delancey British Alpine Team athlete Dave Ryding has secured another world class performance with a 13th place in yesterday’s Slalom World Cup in Santa Caterina, Italy.
Following his 24th place finish in Madonna di Campiglio before Christmas and his best ever World Cup result, 12th in Val d’Isere in mid-December, this second top 15 World Cup finish of the season firmly cements Ryding as a force to reckoned with on the circuit.
Ryding said following the race: “I was very happy with how I was skiing, particularly on run one. It was a really tight race, and I had to ski really well to get a good placing. The course was really good for both runs, with some tight tough sections, but I am getting closer to the top 10.
“The next four races are all very technical, and this is what I have really been focusing on in the training, particularly over the summer. It is going to be a tough few weeks.”
Ryding’s coach, Tristan Glasse Davies said: “Things are going really well. We have been working really hard, and the hard work is starting to pay off. We will continue to take things step by step, and we will carry on trying to get better day by day. We are staying in Santa Caterina for two days of training, before moving over to Adelbolden ahead of the weekend’s race.”