Ryan triumphs in France to earn British title

PUBLISHED: 14:17 19 April 2017 | UPDATED: 14:18 19 April 2017

Ryan Bloom.

Ryan Bloom.


Nailsea skier Ryan Bloom won the Under-16 Delancey British Championships slalom in Tignes, France.

Nailsea’s Ryan Bloom won the Under-16 Delancey British Championships slalom in Tignes, France.

This is the biggest slalom race on the British children’s calendar, the jewel in the crown for all skiers before they enter the ranks of adult international ski racing. Prior winners of this competition include Daniel Yule, the Swiss World Cup racer.

Ryan blasted down the first run gaining a lead of 0.6 seconds over his nearest rival. The fastest 30 competitors from the first run are reversed in the second run, meaning Ryan had to wait his turn at the start and watch the top seeded racers in the country complete their race, while snow conditions on the course deteriorated.

Ryan held his nerve to consolidate his position on the second run, winning overall by just over a second.

Ryan has had great results on the national slalom circuit this season, with two first places, two second places and a third to his credit. He now looks forward to racing on the international FIS circuit next season.

When not on the snow, Ryan trains at Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre with Western Counties Ski Club. You will also find him working hard in the gym at the Everyone Active Stadium in Clevedon and working on his agility at Gemini Gymnastics in Nailsea.

Ryan would also like to thank Rossignol and Ski Racing Supplies for providing discounted ski equipment, Backwell School for the great support, and his coaches, friends and family for the on-going support and belief.

After the race Ryan was interviewed by British Ski and Snowboard, and Racer Ready Magazine. You can watch his amusing post-race reactions and read his interview at www.facebook.com/RacerReadySkiMag/videos/1282178011896220/

The BSS site: www.teambss.org.uk/news-info/news/sunshine-returns-day-one-delancey-british-children%E2%80%99s-championships

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