Slalom Disappointment for Matt Ryan with a DNF in the First Run

In the men’s event Ryan looked set for a good position, with a good opening section, but went a millimetre out on the first roll and straddled a pole, and one of his skis came off.

Describing the chain of events, Ryan said, “I felt the course was going well up top, there were a couple of tight gates up top, and then on to a hairpin. Then I swung decently in the first pitch to the first roll, and the ski just popped off halfway through, so it is what it is.”

The Slalom was Ryan’s target event, and his form last Saturday in the Alpine Combined Slalom indicated that he was on course for a top twenty result, with the top ten his personal goal, and already he is looking ahead to the rest of the season, “I’m pretty disappointed right now, I’ve worked really hard for this event. I was hoping for better things, but it moves on. I’m heading back to the US looking for some good results there, so I’ll be back at it and good to go. I’ve got time.”

 

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