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06 February 2017

Delancey British Alpine World Championships Team Announced

British Ski and Snowboard are pleased to announce the British team selected for the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St Moritz, Switzerland, which takes place from 6th – 19th February 2017.

In one of the biggest dates on the Alpine calendar, the Delancey British Alpine Ski Team athletes will be faced with competing in one of the largest, most talented athlete fields in the world famous resort of St Moritz.

After a ground-breaking season where he claimed his inaugural World Cup podium, Dave Ryding will compete in the Men’s Slalom event at the very end of the Championships, on Sunday 19th February.

Dave Ryding will compete in the Slalom on Sunday 19th, PC: Vanessa Fry Photography

Ryding will be joined by rising British Alpine star Laurie Taylor (20, Basingstoke) who will be looking to qualify for the main Slalom race with the qualification race on 18th February. In is first ever World Championships, Taylor will also race in the GS with qualification on Thursday 16th February, and main event on Friday 17th

Top 50 ranked racers, are scheduled to start in the main events, if you are outside the top 50, there is a qualification race, with the top 25 going through to the main event. A further 25 top racers who do not have another racer from their country in the main draw will also qualify for the main event. 

Charlie Raposo (21, London), who has had mixed results this season will also hope to qualify in the GS, and will look to better his 34th place in the last World Championships in Vail-Beaver Creek in 2015.

For the British ladies, Alex Tilley (23, Torphins) will compete in both GS on Thursday 16th February and Slalom on Saturday 18th February. She will be looking for a solid result after two podiums in the Far East Cup, coupled with some frustrating races on the World Cup circuit this season.

Tilley will be joined by Cara Brown (23, London) who will look to qualify for the Ladies' GS and Charlie Guest (23, Perth), who, despite recently injuring her hand, is hoping to qualify for the Slalom. Guest has had some solid results in FIS races in recent weeks and Brown only returned to snow earlier this season following knee surgery last year.

For a full race schedule and more information about the Championships visit www.stmoritz2017.ch

The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St Moritz, Switzerland can be viewed on both Eurosport and the BBC Red Button, with highlights on Ski Sunday. 

Clockwise from top left: Cara Brown, Charlie Guest, Laurie Taylor and Charlie Raposo. PC: Vanessa Fry Photography/PhotoGrid

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