Kayne aims for another podium at the English Alpine champs

Kayne Stanway. Pic:Racer Ready
Kayne Stanway. Pic:Racer Ready

Kayne Stanway is targeting another podium later this week after impressing on the opening day of the 2017 English Alpine Championships in Bormio, Italy.

Sunday’s action saw the racers enjoy near-perfect conditions on the resort’s Stella Alpina piste, with clear blue skies and compact snow making for some compelling racing.

And Middleton resident Stanway took full advantage, flying down the challenging course to finish third in the English under-12 boys Giant Slalom race behind Kieran Woolley and Luca Carrick-Smith.

The 11-year-old trains at Snozone, and after a stunning January that saw him hit the podium seven times across the Ambition, Evolution, and Welsh Alpine Championships, he is hoping for more success in Bormio this week.

“I have been skiing since I was two years old, and got into ski racing quite early on,” he said. “Today was tough as I had a late start number, meaning the course was already a bit rutty, but it was also really good fun.

“I was really focusing on my technique and thinking about how I could go faster. I have had a good season so far and hopefully can be on the podium again this week.

“I love skiing, and want to race on the World Cup circuit when I am older, like Dave Ryding.”

The Championships are celebrating their tenth year in Bormio, with over 400 of the country’s most talented skiers – ranging from under-10s to senior racers – flocking to the Italian resort to battle it out for the coveted English titles.

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