GB Snowsport is pleased to announce the squads which have been selected to compete at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Are, Sweden and the Junior World Alpine Skiing Championships in Val di Fassa, Italy.
Three-time Olympian Dave Ryding heads up the squad which is competing between 4 and 17 February and is targeting Britain’s first Alpine World Championships medal in 83 years.
Ryding will compete in the men’s slalom and alpine team event alongside Laurie Taylor who will also contest the giant slalom. Fellow World Cup skiers Charlie Raposo (giant slalom, team event) and Jack Gower (giant slalom, downhill, super G, alpine combined) have also been selected in the men’s squad along with Billy Major and Zak Vinter (both slalom).
Alex Tilley leads the ladies’ squad and will feature in the slalom, giant slalom and team event. Charlie Guest – who along with Ryding, Taylor and Tilley secured an equal-fifth place finish in the Olympic alpine team event in PyeongChang – has been selected for slalom and the team event, while Jess Anderson has been named as a reserve.
Anderson and Vinter have also been selected to the Junior World Championships squad from 18-27 February. Anderson and Victoria Palla will contest the ladies’ slalom, giant slalom and team event, while Abi Bruce has also been named for giant slalom and the team event (reserve).
Vinter will join Iain Innes in the slalom, giant slalom and team event, while Innes will also contest the super G. Will Beney has been named for slalom, giant slalom and team event (reserve), Fraser Middleton was selected for slalom and Leo Karavasili will race the giant slalom.
Congratulations to all athletes who have been selected, and good luck in Sweden and Italy.
2019 WORLD ALPINE SKIING CHAMPIONSHIPS (GB Alpine events only)
Wed 6 February: Men’s Super G (Jack Gower)
Sat 9 February: Men’s Downhill (Jack Gower)
Mon 11 February: Men’s Alpine Combined (Jack Gower)
Tue 12 February: Alpine Team Event
Thu 14 February: Ladies’ Giant Slalom (Alex Tilley)
Fri 15 February: Men’s Giant Slalom (Laurie Taylor, Charlie Raposo, Jack Gower)
Sat 16 February: Ladies’ Slalom (Alex Tilley, Charlie Guest)
Sun 17 February: Men’s Slalom (Dave Ryding, Laurie Taylor, Billy Major, Zak Vinter)
2019 JUNIOR WORLD ALPINE SKIING CHAMPIONSHIPS (GB Alpine events only)
Tue 19 February: Ladies’ Giant Slalom (Jess Anderson, Victoria Palla, Abi Bruce)
Wed 20 February: Ladies’ Slalom (Jess Anderson, Victoria Palla)
Thu 21 February: Men’s Super G (Iain Innes)
Fri 22 February: Alpine Team Event
Mon 25 February: Men’s Giant Slalom (Iain Innes, Zak Vinter, Will Beney, Leo Karavasili)
Tue 26 February: Men’s Slalom (Iain Innes, Zak Vinter, Will Beney, Fraser Middleton)