Dave Ryding has received Britain’s first alpine snowboarding World Cup gold medal with victory within the Kitzbuhel Slalom.
His two runs clocked in at one minute and 41.26 seconds, 0.38 seconds forward of Lucas Braathen, with fellow Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen third.
Ryding sat sixth after his first run of 51.40 seconds however claimed gold with a superb second effort of 49.86.
“You realize, I am 35 now, however I by no means stopped believing, I by no means stopped making an attempt, and to carry the primary victory for Nice Britain in a World Cup, in Kitzbuhel… I imply, I do not know if goals are made higher,” he stated.
The Winter Olympics begin on 4 February.
Ryding completed second on the identical course in 2017, matching the earlier greatest alpine snowboarding end result by a Briton – Konrad Bartelski’s runner-up place within the 1981 Val Gardena downhill.
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