Britain’s Dave Ryding has followed up his unprecedented win in the Kitzbühel slalom a year ago by taking second place in today’s Hahnenkamm Slalom.
Ryding was lying in 16th place and more than a second and a half behind leader Manuel Feller from Austria after the first run but put down what turned out to be the fastest second run of 53.74 to move into the leader’s chair, with all but one of the skiers following him either skiing out (including Feller) or failing to beat his time.
Race winner Daniel Yule from Switzerland is a member of the Kandahar Ski Club along with Ryding, both of Yule’s parents are Scottish.
Ryding has now further strengthened is position as Britain’s most successful skier of the World Cup era with this his sixth podium and fourth second place result, his first also being second at Kitzbühel in 2017.
The race was also memorable for Britain’s Billy Major who made 23rd position after breaking into the top 30 for the second run from his 40th start place in the first run.
Ryding’s win at Kitzbuhel in 2022 was voted the greatest moment in ski racing last season and led to Dave having a gondola named in his honour at the famous Austrian Tirol resort.
(Image credit Eurosport)
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