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BRITISH ALPINE CHAMPS BACK IN TIGNES
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GB's leading racers and up-and-coming skiers will head to the French resort in 2018 as the event returns to Tignes for a fourth year.

The Delancey Championships - held at the Stade in Val Claret - are the biggest event on the British alpine calendar and look set to attract more than 500 competitors across all age groups.

The Senior and Junior Championships will take place between 25th March and 1st April with the Children's Championships from 2nd to 6th April.

The 2018 event is scheduled a matter of weeks after the end of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

Great Britain's top alpine skier, slalom specialist Dave Ryding, is expected to be there to defend his title for a ninth time.

PlanetSKI was in Tignes in March this year as Ryding won a record eighth British slalom title.

We spoke to him about his amazing World Cup medal-winning season and reported on all the results from the Senior and Junior Championships:

 

Dave Ryding in Tignes 2017Dave Ryding in Tignes 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of the other big names likely to be on the start list in 2018 are Alex Tilley, Charlie Guest, Laurie Taylor and Cara Brown.

The rising stars of the racing scene will get to test themselves against the best of British in Downhill, Super G, Giant Slalom and Slalom contests.

The Children's Championships are for four separate age categories from under 10s to under 16s.

Alex TilleyAlex Tilley - photo British Ski & Snowboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"It is testament to Tignes and their commitment to putting on world-class events that we are back for a fourth year to run the Delancey British National Alpine Ski Championships," said Dave Edwards, Chief Executive of the sport's governing body, British Ski and Snowboard.

"Each year the standard of skiing and racing seems to rise, and we don't expect 2018 to be any different.

"We are also, once again, hugely grateful for the support of Sir John and Jamie Ritblat and Delancey as principal sponsor of British Ski and Snowboard and the Championships."

British Alpine Championships 2017British Alpine Championships 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jamie Ritblat, Chairman and CEO of Delancey said: "With the 2018 Winter Olympics on the horizon, the 2018 Delancey British National Alpine Ski Championships will provide the perfect opportunity to continue to follow the journey of our Olympic and best British athletes, as they pursue their international medal-winning ambition.

"We will also witness some of the best young talents in British snowsports during the Children's Champs, in what is an exciting, fun week for our young athletes.

"We hope you can join us in Tignes to cheer them on and experience this annual world-class British Alpine event."

Charlie RaposoCharlie Raposo in Tignes - photo British Ski & Snowboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For all the information on the Delancey British National Alpine Ski Championships visit www.teambss.org.uk.

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