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1. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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2. Dave Ryding said: "Dave Ryding, the number one British skier—he's got several sponsors who contribute financially to him every year and have done for years now.

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3. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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4. Dave Ryding said: "Dave Ryding, the number one British skier—he's got several sponsors who contribute financially to him every year and have done for years now.

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5. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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6. Dave Ryding said: "Dave Ryding, the number one British skier—he's got several sponsors who contribute financially to him every year and have done for years now.

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7. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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8. Dave Ryding will feature alongside Europa Cup team member Laurie Taylor who is competing in just his fourth ever World Cup event.

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9. Dave Ryding said: "Dave Ryding, the number one British skier—he's got several sponsors who contribute financially to him every year and have done for years now.

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10. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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11. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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12. Dave Ryding was attempting to become the first British skier—man or woman—in the history of the 51-year-old World Cup to win a race.

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13. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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14. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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15. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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16. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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17. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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18. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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19. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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20. Dave Ryding was attempting to become the first British skier—man or woman—in the history of the 51-year-old World Cup to win a race.

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21. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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22. Dave Ryding was attempting to become the first British skier—man or woman—in the history of the 51-year-old World Cup to win a race.

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23. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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24. Dave Ryding was attempting to become the first British skier—man or woman—in the history of the 51-year-old World Cup to win a race.

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25. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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26. Dave Ryding was attempting to become the first British skier—man or woman—in the history of the 51-year-old World Cup to win a race.

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27. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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28. Dave Ryding was attempting to become the first British skier—man or woman—in the history of the 51-year-old World Cup to win a race.

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29. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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30. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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31. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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32. Dave Ryding was attempting to become the first British skier—man or woman—in the 51-year history of the World Cup to win a race.

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33. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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34. Dave Ryding was attempting to become the first British skier—man or woman—in the 51-year history of the World Cup to win a race.

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35. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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36. Dave Ryding was attempting to become the first British skier—man or woman—in the 51-year history of the World Cup to win a race.

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37. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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38. Dave Ryding was attempting to become the first British skier—man or woman—in the 51-year history of the World Cup to win a race.

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39. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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40. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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41. Dave Ryding was attempting to become the first British skier—man or woman—in the 51-year history of the World Cup to win a race.

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42. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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43. Dave Ryding was attempting to become the first British skier—man or woman—in the 51-year history of the World Cup to win a race.

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44. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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45. Dave Ryding was attempting to become the first British skier—man or woman—in the 51-year history of the World Cup to win a race.

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46. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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47. Dave Ryding was attempting to become the first British skier—man or woman—in the history of the 51-year-old World Cup to win a race.

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48. Dave Ryding was attempting to become the first British skier—man or woman—in the 51-year history of the World Cup to win a race.

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49. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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50. Dave Ryding was attempting to become the first British skier—man or woman—in the history of the 51-year-old World Cup to win a race.

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51. Dave Ryding was attempting to become the first British skier—man or woman—in the 51-year history of the World Cup to win a race.

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52. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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53. Dave Ryding was bidding to become the first British skier to win a World Cup alpine skiing event and caused a major surprise by eliminating Austrian great Marcel Hirscher in the quarterfinals.

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54. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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55. Dave Ryding was attempting to become the first British skier—man or woman—in the history of the 51-year-old World Cup to win a race.

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56. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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57. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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58. Dave Ryding has won a silver before, in Kitzbuhel in 2017.

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59. Dave Ryding is a skilled racer, now known as the "Rocket", taking on the cream of Scandinavia and the Alps.

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60. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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61. Dave Ryding was attempting to become the first British skier—man or woman—in the history of the 51-year-old World Cup to win a race.

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62. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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63. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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64. Dave Ryding was attempting to become the first British skier—man or woman—in the 51-year history of the World Cup to win a race.

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65. Dave Ryding is up sixth in the slalom World Cup standings with Hirscher and Schwarz leading the way in first and second.

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66. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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67. Dave Ryding was attempting to become the first British skier—man or woman—in the history of the 51-year-old World Cup to win a race.

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68. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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69. Dave Ryding was attempting to become the first British skier—man or woman—in the history of the 51-year-old World Cup to win a race.

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70. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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71. Dave Ryding was attempting to become the first British skier—man or woman—in the history of the 51-year-old World Cup to win a race.

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72. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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73. Dave Ryding was attempting to become the first British skier—man or woman—in the history of the 51-year-old World Cup to win a race.

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74. Dave Ryding went on to reach the first World Cup final of his career, but a mistake of his own saw him lose the title to another Austrian Marco Schwarz, who in winning claimed his first victory.

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75. Dave Ryding was attempting to become the first British skier—man or woman—in the 51-year history of the World Cup to win a race.

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76. Dave Ryding eliminated overall World Cup leader Marcel Hirscher in the quarterfinals when Hirscher straddled a gate as he attempted to erase a first-run deficit.

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77. Dave Ryding was second to Marco Schwarz at the city event in Norway, matching the silver he won in the slalom World Cup in Kitzbuhel two years ago.

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78. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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79. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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80. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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81. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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82. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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83. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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84. In 2010 Dave Ryding was selected to represent Britain at the Vancouver Olympics where Ryding came 27th in slalom—a respectable result.

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85. Dave Ryding went on the finish the season 11th in the World Cup slalom standings.

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86. Dave Ryding competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, finishing 17th in the slalom at Rosa Khutor.

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87. Dave Ryding won his first British national senior title in 2008, defeating Alain Baxter, who was competing in his final British championships and who Ryding described as his role model during his teenage years.

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88. Dave Ryding started competing on the Europa Cup in 2007 and made his World Cup debut in December 2009.

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89. Dave Ryding continued racing on dry slopes until the age of 21.

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90. Dave Ryding has competed in three Olympics, four World Championships, and won the Europa Cup.

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91. Dave Ryding hopes he can inspire more Brits to compete at world level—just as Baxter's performance in 2002 acted "like an ignition inside me and made me believe success was achievable for a Brit".

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92. Dave Ryding started skiing aged six on a family holiday with parents Carl and Shirley.

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93. Dave Ryding finished 12th in the slalom in last Tuesday's Schladming night race but is in the top 10 of the World Cup slalom standings.

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94. Dave Ryding predicted that Britain could become a top skiing nation in eight years—provided there was extra investment in the sport.

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95. Dave Ryding competed at the Vancouver and Sochi Olympic Winter Games, finishing 17th in the slalom in Russia and achieved his highest World Championship placing in 2017, when he came 11th.

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96. Dave Ryding competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics, finishing 17th in the slalom.

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97. Dave Ryding started racing on a dry slope at Pendle Ski Club and is on a programe run and primarily funded by British Ski and Snowboard and principle sponsor Delancey.

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98. Dave Ryding led after the first leg by 0.29 seconds but was unable to beat Marcel Hirscher in his final run, but did hold his nerve to take silver.

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99. Dave Ryding took a historic silver in today's Hahnenkamm slalom at Kitzbuhel.

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100. Dave Ryding finished the season in eighth place in the World Cup slalom classification.

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101. Dave Ryding went on to finish 11th in the slalom at the 2017 World Championships in St Moritz, the best result for a British skier at a World Championships since 2005.

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