22nd March 2022
The Rocket finished the season in 8th place in the slalom World Cup. It has been heralded as a superb performance, and earlier Dave told PlanetSKI he was likely to be in the starting gate for next season. NEW
The 35-year old finally reached his goal with a win at Kitzbuhel and at the end of the season he is in the Top Ten in eighth place overall.
By any criteria it is a fabulous performance by GB’s best ever skier.
The overall slalom title was won by Henrik Kristoffersen from Norway.
Dave Ryding had a disappointing time at the Beijing Winter Olympics, but his season will be remembered for his performances in the World Cup.
PlanetSKI readers have been offering their congratulations over on our Facebook page:
Emma Carrick-Anderson – Well done Dave for some absolutely fantastic skiing this season. You continue to inspire us all. Enjoy a well earned break and we look forward to seeing you back at it.
Emma Fogart – Well done Dave.
Sarah Rigby – Yay
Russ Sparkes – Great season Dave…well done sir!
EcoSki – What an AMAZING season!!!!
Here on PlanetSKI we reported on his podium success this winter:
PlanetSKI’s editor, James Cove, met Dave after his second place in Garmisch Partenkirchen at the end of last month.
See here for that full and wide-ranging interview.
Afterwards they went for a ski together.
And let’s not forget the GB snowboard cross athlete, Charlotte Bankes.
She too had a disappointing Olympics but won the World Cup Crystal Globe.