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The skiers who will be in Britain's squads next season have been announced. So who's in?






A total of 41 athletes have met the selection criteria for the three squads - World Cup, Europa and FIS.

And there are a couple of new faces who make it into the senior Europa Cup squad for the first time.

The team is led by GB's top alpine racers Dave Ryding, Charlie Guest and Alex Tilley.

They are heading for the World Cup circuit in the 2019-20 season.

The trio - along with Laurie Taylor - helped GB to a 2018 Winter Olympic top five in the team event and last season delivered a top 10 result at the World Championships.

4 GB alpine OlympiansGB skiers who came 5th in the Winter Olympics team event

























Taylor, who competed alongside Ryding in the World Cup last winter, will be part of the Europa Cup squad next season. 

The Europa Cup is one level down from the World Cup.

The British athletes go into the new season off the back of a World Cup podium, two World Championship top 10s and some historic Europa Cup results in the 2018-19 year.

Dave RydingDave Ryding - photo Luciano Miglionico























 

Once again Dave Ryding was the star performer, getting on the World Cup podium for the second time in his career on New Years' Day in Oslo.

Charlie Guest became GB's first-ever female alpine skier to win a Europa Cup race in March.

Among the 11 skiers nominated for the Europa Cup Squad are three newcomers.

They include 17-year-old Colorado-based Reece Bell, the daughter of GB former racer, Martin Bell.

Reece Bell - the next gerationReece Bell - photo Mike Coil Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The PlanetSKI editor James Cove interviewed Reece in New Zealand last autumn:




The other new members of the Europa Cup Squad are US-based Alex Barounos and speed specialist Roy-Alexander Steudle.

The GB FIS Squad is made up of 27 young skiers who will be hoping to impress and earn a place in the senior squads in the future.

GB Alpine Director Paul Trayner said while 2019/20 is without an Olympics or World Championships, the season will play a vitally important role in the athletes' development towards those major events.

"The depth we're now showing in GB Alpine is great to see and the standards we expect from our athletes gets higher year after year," he said.

"Dave Ryding became GB's most-decorated alpine skier at World Cup level last season, Charlie Guest won a Europa Cup race and was second in another, Charlie Raposo was on a Europa Cup podium too; these are really outstanding results and proves to a lot of those developing athletes in the FIS squad that anything is possible.

"We're striving to make those standout results come along even more consistently and we've got the coaches and support staff in place to assist these athletes achieve the best results they can."

Charlie GuestCharlie Guest - photo Ross Mackay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2019/20 alpine season kicks off in the southern hemisphere during the European summer before the World Cup season commences in October.

2019/20 GB ALPINE WORLD CUP SQUAD

Charlie Guest (25, Perth SCO), Dave Ryding (32, Lancashire ENG), Alex Tilley (25, Aberdeenshire SCO)

2019/20 GB ALPINE EUROPA CUP SQUAD

Alex Barounos (23, Colorado USA), Reece Bell (17, Vail USA), Cara Brown (25, London ENG), Jack Gower (24, West Sussex ENG), Iain Innes (21, Edinburgh SCO), Billy Major (22, Essex ENG), Robert Poth (21, Hertfordshire ENG), Charlie Raposo (23, London ENG), Roy-Alexander Steudle (25, Berkshire ENG), Laurie Taylor (23, Hampshire ENG), Zak Vinter (20, Glasgow SCO)

Charlie RaposoCharlie Raposo - photo GB Snowsport

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019/20 GB ALPINE FIS SQUAD

Diaco Abrishami (17, London ENG), Jess Anderson (20 Hampshire ENG), Jack Beney (18, Vermont USA), Will Beney (20, Vermont USA), Abi Bruce (18, Surrey ENG), Thomas Butterworth (16, WAL), Honor Clissold (21, North Yorkshire ENG), Jack Cunningham (17, Oxfordshire ENG), Daisi Daniels (16, Greater Manchester ENG), Jake Doyle (18, Villars-sur-Ollon SUI), Rory Fitzgerald (19, Trondheim NOR), Olivia Foster (18, Surrey ENG), Edouard Guigonnet (17, St Martin de Belleville FRA), Robert Holmes (16, Lancashire ENG), Tom Hudson (18, Suffolk ENG), Lois Jackson (17, Newcastle ENG), Leonidas Karavasili (19, Montreux SUI), Calum Langmuir (16, Aviemore SCO), Darcie Mead* (22, London ENG), Victoria Palla (18, Zell am See AUT), Charles Rankin (17, Midlothian SCO), Arie van Vuuren (21, Colorado USA), Max Vaughton* (20, Haute Savoie FRA), Owen Vinter (17, Glasgow SCO), Oliver Weeks (17, Warwickshire ENG), Angus Wills (20, London ENG), Sarah Woodward (17, Hampshire ENG)

* denotes currently injured

Owen VinterOwen Vinter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAIN PHOTO: Alex Tilley by Vanessa Fry Photography

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