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ANOTHER TOP 10 FINISH FOR RYDING
Tuesday January 24, 2017 - Email this article to a friend

GB slalom skier, Dave Ryding, was back in action on Tuesday night at Schladming. He didn't make the podium but put in another cracking performance. It follows his silver in Kitzbuehel last weekend. NEW & UPDATED

After the first run at Schladming Ryding was in joint fourth place and challenging for another place on the podium.

His second run was solid and he made it into the Top Ten.

Again.

"Schladming is always a special experience, to kick off the evening was more than crazy and to finish 10th was just what I needed after sunday!" Ryding said after the race.

"My 4th top 10 this season... you could have got me doing some pretty crazy stuff for those results ;) BUT its not over yet so I best keep my head down and chip away," he added.

His performance last Sunday was the best result for a British skier for more than 35 years.

He has regularly been in the top 15 this winter and many saw his podium success as inevitable with his steady progression up the ranks in recent years.

See here for our full story on his historic result from last weekend.

Here was the leaderboard after the first run at Schladming.

Challenging for a podium placeChallenging for a podium place

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ryding went first and drew bib Number 1.

Going firstGoing first

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since his performance in Kitzbuehel he has been back in training and simply trying to keep his focus.

Here was his reaction on Sunday:

"It is an insane feeling. After the first run I knew I had skied it clean, but couldn't believe it when I crossed the finish line.
 
"Between the runs I tried to keep my heart rate down and tried to forget I would be the last man down on the second run.
 
"After the second run I just thought to myself 'I've done it!' Hirscher skied so well, so coming second almost felt like a victory.
 
"I have so much respect for all the British skiers winning World Cup points, but to have got this result is just amazing.
 
"Although I knew Kitzbuehel would suit me I wasn't expecting a podium this season. But I am a consistent skier and I have been in the top 15 or 10 consistently this season so maybe I shouldn't be surprised. 
 
"This result is for my supporters, family, girlfriend, sponsors and of course my coaches. They do the work of two men and they have made this possible.
 
"Having a funded programme makes a huge difference and I hope this result will be a big boost for British skiing.

"With the changes made in British Ski and Snowboard in the last year, there is suddenly a confidence in British skiing that wasn't there before and we are definitely going in the right direction.
 
"Now I am just going to stay focused and I don't want expectations to rise too much."

Ryding at KitzbuehelRyding at Kitzbuehel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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