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Adelboden Next for Ryding as Zagreb Slalom is Off

The GB slalom specialist was due to go in his third World Cup of the season on Wednesday. It was cancelled due to ‘extreme weather’. They tried again on Thursday but it was called off for safety reasons. UPDATED

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The cancellation on Wednesday came at short notice.

The International Ski Federation announced the decision on social media.

Due to the extreme weather condition the jury has decided to cancel todays men’s slalom in Zagreb. A possible replacement tomorrow here in Zagreb is being discussed.#fisalpine

Posted by FIS Alpine World Cup Tour on Wednesday, 5 January 2022

 

The race got under way on Thursday, only to be called off.

Due to the unfavorable conditions and in the best interest of safety and fairness the Jury has decided to cancel today’s men’s slalom in Zagreb. #fisalpine

Posted by FIS Alpine World Cup Tour on Thursday, 6 January 2022

 

It would only have been the third World Cup men’s slalom of the season.

Ryding failed to finish the second run in the previous race – the night slalom in the Dolomites on 22nd December.

That was after his impressive 5th place finish in the first race of the season in Val d’Isere earlier last month.

 

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Hoping to join The Rocket in the starting gate in Zagreb were fellow Brits Billy Major and Laurie Taylor.

The men don’t have long to wait for the next race, with Adelboden up next this Sunday, 9th January.

Ryding will be hoping for a repeat of 2021.

He picked up the third World Cup podium of his career.

On Tuesday, Britain’s Charlie Guest continued her strong early season form in the women’s slalom in Zagreb.

She finished 19th.

It's 1️⃣9️⃣th for Charlie Guest in the FIS Alpine World Cup Slalom in Zagreb!Great work Charlie, bringing in the new year with a top 20 – we love to see it!!!👏👏👏👏

Posted by GB Snowsport on Tuesday, 4 January 2022

 

Away from alpine, cross-country skier Andrew Musgrave picked up a brilliant 4th place in the Tour de Ski on 30th December.

YES MUZZY!Andrew Musgrave with a massive 4th place at #TourDeSki 15km classic, just 1.6s off a podium spot.This man is a machine 💪🏼

Posted by GB Snowsport on Friday, 31 December 2021

 

And  on New Year’s Day, Zoe Atkin secured her second World Cup top 10 in three days.

She finished 6th in the ski halfpipe at Calgary.

There’s a lot of ski and snowboard action as the anticipation mounts for the Beijing Winter Olympics.

The Games begin on Friday 4th February and run until Sunday 20th.

Here’s the full schedule for Brits.

Alpine

4th – 6th January – World Cup (Slalom), Zagreb (CRO):

  • Charlie Guest
  • Billy Major
  • Dave Ryding
  • Laurie Taylor

4th – 5th January – Europa Cup (Slalom), Berchtesgaden (GER):

  • Billy Major
  • Laurie Taylor

8th – 9th January – World Cup (Slalom), Kranjska Gora (SLO):

  • Charlie Guest

8th – 9th January – World Cup (Slalom), Adelboden (SUI):

  • Billy Major
  • Dave Ryding
  • Laurie Taylor

Freestyle Ski

6th – 8th January – World Cup (Slopestyle, Halfpipe), Mammoth (USA):

  • Connie Brogden
  • Sam Gaskin
  • Tyler Harding (Pending injury sign-off)
  • Gus Kenworthy
  • Chris McCormick
  • Kirsty Muir
  • Katie Summerhayes
  • Sam Ward
  • James Woods

Moguls

7th – 8th January – World Cup, Tremblant (CAN):

  • Will Feneley
  • Leonie Gerken Schofield (Pending injury sign-off)
  • Makayla Gerken Schofield
  • Tom Gerken Schofield
  • Mateo Jeannesson
  • Skyler Nunn

Freestyle Snowboard

6th – 8th January – World Cup (Slopestyle), Mammoth (USA):

  • Katie Ormerod
  • Billy Cockrell

Snowboard Cross

7th – 9th January – World Cup, Krasnoyarsk (RUS):

  • Charlotte Bankes
  • Huw Nightingale
  • Maisie Potter
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