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Megan Hughes

16 Jan 19

Ryding To Race In Crans Montana

Megan Hughes

16 Jan 19

Crans-Montana is holding a one-off 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 is free to members of the public and starts at 17.30 hrs, ending at 20.30 with a prize giving ceremony. The format follows a traditional World Cup race, but has been shortened, with a first run taking place at 18.30 and a second at 20.00 hrs. It’s organised by the ski resort of Crans-Montana and not affiliated to the International Ski Federation (FIS).

It’s sure to be a fun event with a highly competitive atmosphere, and with food, drink and entertainment in the finish area.

With a race in Crans Montana this evening, and the World Cup in Wengen at the weekend, its been a busy week of training…

Posted by GB Snowsport on Wednesday, 16 January 2019

The full list of confirmed racers with date of birth is:

Ryding Dave, GBR, 1986
Yule Daniel, SUI, 1993
Rochat Marc, SUI, 1992
Bonvin Anthony, SUI, 1994
Lizeroux Julien, FRA, 1979
Hig Roberts, USA, 1991
Philp Trevor, CAN, 1992
Brown Phil, CAN, 1991
Schmidiger Reto, SUS, 1992
Read Erik, CAN, 1991
Meillard Loïc, SUI, 1996
Myhrer André, SWE
Hargin Mattias, SWE, 1985
Jakobsen Kristoffer, SWE, 1994
Boisset Arnaud, SUI, 1998

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.

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