2017 SKIERCROSS RESULTS & REVIEW
TIGHT BATTLE IN BRITS SKI CROSS AS EMMA PETERS RETAINS BRITSH TITLE AND OLLIE DAVIES SEALS HIS FIRST BRITS CROWN
British Snowboard & Freeski Championships, Laax, Switzerland
Action kicked off today at the BRITS 2017, with the skiers tackling the jumps and berms of the Laax Ski Cross course. With the level of competition probably the highest and tightest it has been at the BRITS, British Ski Cross racer Emma Peters defended her British title, and Ollie Davies, who moved from Alpine racing to Ski Cross last summer, took his first ever British Ski Cross title.
Skiers of all ages took to the LAAX course for their individual timed runs, ahead of the head to head semis and then finals. In the overall men’s category, the GBX Ski Cross team were in action ahead of the World Junior Championships in Valmalenco, Italy, where they will compete this Friday. With some speedy times being set in the qualification rounds there was clearly a big appetite to win, but with softening conditions and the World Junior Championships just days away, the athletes in the male Open category agreed that they would use the results from their timed runs to decide the winners. In the timed qualification rounds, it was Ollie Davies who had clocked the quickest time, finishing in 39.82 seconds, with his closest rival Laurence Willows clocking a time of 40.32. Just fractions of a second behind him was Under 18 rider Jonathan Bingham who took third in a time of 40.65.