Leggett Immobilier became sponsors of the GB Telemark Team in 2018. If you are unfamiliar with the sport, Telemark, is a combination of downhill skiing, jumping and cross country skating with the heel free from the ski.
Only recently, Telemark has increased in popularity and has been revived as a new form of downhill skiing, the “triathlon of skiing” and is now a disciplined international winter sport, with world championships taking place each year. The aim is for the sport to be included in the Winter Olympics and we, at Leggett, hope by supporting the GB Telemark team, to help this happen.
It’s been an exciting venture following their progress last season, full of highs, a couple of blows and some amazing personal bests, with record breaking results for Great Britain, finishing 5th last year in the Overall Nations Cup: Louis Hatchwell recorded his best finish of 12th in the World Cup and a Top 10 result at the World Championships;
Ben Emsley took his first Top 20 result in the World Championships Colin and Alec Dixon recorded Top 15 results at the World Junior Championships Sion Bingham finished in 24th place at the World Championships.
And finally, Third World Champion, Jasmin Taylor, finished 2nd in Overall Sprint and Overall Classic rankings, as well as 3rd in the Overall World ranking, with 7 podiums and 1 victory – making this her 5th world champion victory!
***If you are in the French Alps area on the 4th/5th January, come and join us in supporting the GB Telemark team in St Gervais in an exciting pre-world championship race! Or, follow us on Facebook for live updates***