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GB SQUAD ANNOUNCED - James Cove, PlanetSKI Editor
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Athletes and coaches are announced for the British ski cross and snowboard cross team for next season. NEW








WORLD CUP SQUAD

Six athletes have been selected to the 2018/19 World Cup squad and a further six have been announced for GB's first Europa Cup squad.

Zoë Gillings-Brier (33, snowboard cross) and Emily Sarsfield (35, ski cross) are the most experienced in the World Cup squad and both competed at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics.

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They are joined by Maisie Potter (21, snowboard cross) who has been out of action since December when she broke her foot.

Maisie Potter at SBX Wolrd Cup, Cerro Catedral, ArgentinaMaisie Potter at SBX World Cup, Cerro Catedral, Argentina
























Liz Stevenson (28, ski cross) also had her season disrupted by injury but she had five top 20 World Cup results.

Ollie Davies (21) and Emma Peters (20) made their ski cross World Cup debuts last season and are also named in the squad.    

Emma Peters at the BRITS 2018 in LaaxEmma Peters at the BRITS 2018 in Laax




























Head coach of the squad is Guillaume Nantermod and the former French national coach, Jerome Choupin, has recently joined the squad as snowboard cross World Cup coach.

Choupin most recently oversaw the women's programme which produced four of the top 10 athletes in PyeongChang including the silver medallist.

Here is head coach, Guillaume Nantermod, with PlanetSKI's chief reporter, Jane Peel at the BRITS last season.

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"We're determined to ensure our athletes have the best possible chance of success on the world stage and a big part of that is making sure we have the best coaches to develop them to perform at the highest level," said Dan Hunt, British Ski & Snowboard performance director.

"Guillaume kicked off the program last year and has made great progress and bringing Jerome on board is another boost going into next season."

See the links below for recent news on the Team GB winter athletes:
For the first time, a Europa Cup programme has also been launched with two Swiss former ski cross racers guiding the athletes.    

EUROPA CUP SQUAD

Zoe Winthrop (18, ski cross), Faith Davie (19, ski cross) and Ellie Soutter (17, snowboard cross) are amongst the first  in the inaugural GB Europa Cup programme.

They will be in action at the Junior World Championships in New Zealand next month.

We reported on the young British riders heading out earlier on PlanetSKI:
They will be joined in the Europa Cup squad by Alannah Lawrie (18, ski cross) -Claire Winthrop (21, ski cross) and Chris Gregory (27, snowboard cross).

The Swiss coach, Theo Cheli will work mainly in the summer and autumn at a series of camps before he takes part in the Freeride World Tour.  

Luca Meylan - who previously worked with Theo at the Fanny Smith Academy - will be with the squad during the winter camps and competitions. 

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