Jan Farrell Has First Podium Place In World Cup Speed Skiing Event In Sun Peaks

British team speed skier, Jan Farrell has had his first ever podium place at the World Cup event in Sun Peaks, Canada. It’s the first British podium in a World Cup Speed 1 event (the highest level of Speed Skiing competition) since 2004.

Farrell reached a speed of 167.45 KPH on March 6, 2018 that gave him third place with Italian Simone Origone taking top spot.

Farrell said:

This first Speed 1 podium is a victory for me, a dream come true. It’s a culmination of years of work, with a couple of bad seasons after my 217kph crash in 2016. I think the piste in Sun Peaks benefits me due to its undulations, I can work them to my advantage on my way down. I improved my spoilers for this race thanks to advice the days before from current World Champion Bastien Montes (FRA), I’ve cut the top part to achieve a lower position and I believe this has been a decisive part of my success. Mentally I’ve felt the need for speed more than ever, even more than before my crash. I could feel with every run that I was searching for the best line, adapting my body into the tightest tuck position possible.

There’s still three race events in the calendar before the end of the season including Idre Fjäll (Sweden), Erzurum (Turkey) and Grandvalira (Andorra) where Jan is looking to improve his results and become the first British speed skier to win an event since Nigel Brockton won in Altaussee, Austria in 2003.

    Company Information

    Jan is an international athlete, entrepreneur, and British downhill ski record holder.

    Titles include:
    Overall FIS World Cup Speed Ski DH Champion 2014, Top speed of 231.66kph (Speed Masters Vars 2015), British DH record holder, third fastest in the world. Top qualified British Ski racer 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 of all WC disciplines.

    Organise & beat 7 Guinness World Speed records during the next 3 years. Compete for the FIS Crystal Globe in the next seasons. Reach 250kph in Speed 1. Attempt to win a Speed Ski S1 World Championships. To take Speed Skiing a step forward in the media and bring it closer to the general public. Organise a trial competition in Spain, Iceland, Argentina and Chile. Attempt world records at Vars, Les Arcs and, hopefully, at Las Leñas. Look for new challenges and records to beat!

    Jan Farrell is more than a top level athlete; he is an entrepreneur specialised in startups and business development.

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    Robert Stewart
    PR DirectorSki Press

    Telephone: +00 44 (0)7543 799338

    Email: robert@ski-press.com



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