24.01.2023 / Dave Ryding, 36, has come second in the prestigious Men’s Slalom in Kitzbühel, Austria, on Sunday 22 January 2023. Last year he won the race (on Saturday 22 January 2022) and made history by becoming the first British skier to win a gold medal in the 55-year history of the Alpine World Cup.
Dave Ryding was the fastest on Run 2
Ryding, the oldest skier to take part, was the fastest on Run 2 (51.29) and earned an incredible second place with a total time (over both runs) of 1:45.03. Swiss skier, Daniel Yule, came first with a total time of 1:44.63, and Norwegian skier, Lucas Braathen, finished .041 seconds behind Ryding to claim third.
Before the race, Ryding stated “I still feel like I want to fight”, and fight he did with coming second. Also competing from the UK was Cambridge-born Billy Major (26) and Aldershot-born Laurie Taylor (26).
ENDS: 22 January 2023
The Hahnenkamm World Cup Races: The 83rd edition of the Hahnenkamm World Cup Races took place in Kitzbühel, Austria, from 16-22 January 2023. The world-famous event is renowned for the Streif run, which is filled with blind drops, daredevil jumps, and unforgiving twists and turns. An international roster of top athletes competed during an incredible programme of downhill ski racing, where the slick, steep track propels the competitors up to speeds of 140 kph, and the legendary Mousetrap jump launches racers 80m through the air. During the Hahnenkamm, an electric atmosphere can be found throughout Kitzbühel, as athletes and spectators descend on the town for a week of adrenaline-filled excitement.
Save the date: The 84th Hahnenkamm Races are planned for the 15th to 21st January 2024
To start planning your Kitzbühel ski trip and for more information please visit: www.kitzbuehel.com/en