It's epic Ski Sunday for Rocket Ryding, 2nd on the Hahnenkamm

GB Alpine skier slid into 2nd place on the podium of the Kitzbuhel Slalom World Cup

In first position after his opening run, it looked like GB skier, Dave Rocket Ryding might make British ski racing history by actually winning the Kitzbuhel Slalom World Cup, today, Sunday, 22nd January.

His first run clocked 53.42 seconds to give him  a 0.29-second lead into the final run.

Many of the top-ranked skiers had struggled on the tricky and icy course with three of the top seven racers failing to complete their runs, including slalom World Cup champion Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway.

After his final run, Ryding was beaten into second place by Austrian, Marcel Hirscher.

This was Ryding's sixth top 15 finish of the season and Britain's best result in an Alpine World Cup for 35 years, matching Konrad Bartelski's second place in a Downhill World Cup in 1981.