Dave Ryding Back on the Podium

GB’s No 1 racer puts in one of his trademark second run charges to take 3rd place. He confirms himself as our greatest ski racer ever and congratulations continue to pour in.


He turned on the style in his first slalom run in Adelboden in Switzerland to put in his best run of the season so far.

An even better run was about to come.

Ranking of the 1st round:

1- Clément Noël (FRA) in 53 ″ 01
2- Victor Muffat-Jeandet (FRA) at 0 ″ 41
3- Loïc Meillard (SUI) at 0 ″ 42
4- Marco Schwarz (AUT) at 0 ″ 43
5- Kristoffer Jakobsen (SUE) at 0 ″ 56
6- Sebastian Foss-Solevaag (NOR) at 0 ″ 68
7- Alexander Khoroshilov (RUS) at 0 ″ 73
8- Dave Ryding (GBR) at 0 ″ 76
9- Tanguy Nef (SUI) at 0 ″ 82
10- Ramon Zenhaeusern (SUI) at 0 ″ 91

And then he went up a gear to take a podium spot.

It’s his third podium after coming second in Kitzbuhel, Austria, in 2017 and second in the parallel slalom in Oslo, Norway, in 2019.

First place went to Marco Schwartz from Austria with the German Linus Strasser in second place.

It re-affirms him as GB’s greatest ever alpine ski racer.

“Absolutely inspirational ski by Dave Ryding… can’t believe it. I have lost my voice screaming,” said the former GB racer and Ski Sunday present, Chemmy Alcott.

We too at PlanetSKI HQ were on the edge of our seat cheering him on.

Watch Dave Ryding’s Adelboden race below:

Marco Schwarz takes Adelboden Slalom and red bib❗ Linus Strasser and Dave Ryding – Skier join the Austrian on the podium. What a way to end these three days at Audi FIS Ski World Cup Adelboden.#fisalpine

Posted by FIS Alpine World Cup Tour on Sunday, 10 January 2021

His earlier performances this season have been solid, but disappointing by his high standards.

Dave Ryding starts his season with mixed results

He has competed in three Winter Olympics,  four World Championships  and won the Europa Cup.

Dave Ryding’s Best World Cup Results To Date

2nd- World Cup Slalom, Kitzbühel, Austria, 2017
2nd- World Cup City Event, Oslo, Norway, 2019

And now another is added:

Ryding's results

Ryding’s results

Reaction has been swift over on the PlanetSKI Facebook page.

Feel free to add your comments and congratulations as Dave is a regular PlanetSKI reader:

Sharon Williams – Well done! Nice to see u on the podium. Gr8 to see skiing again even if we can’t go 🏆👏👏👏

Karen Murray – Great news x

Kathy Witts – Really great to watch, very exciting second run. Fantastic result. Good luck going forward to next few races. Busy January!🚀🍀🍀🍀🚀

Julie Naylor – Whooo! Brilliant result! Xx

Carol Dabill – Sooooo close to 2nd place too! Well done Dave 🇬🇧⛷🏆👍

Mark YoungTop Fan – Top result dave keep it up 👍

Ali Triggol – Well done Dave 🚀 we are all behind you here in the UK!

Russ Sparkes – Bloody fantastic Dave! Nice work!!

Adrian Gravil – Was great to watch, yet soooo close to the win. One day it will come !

Top Fan –Awesome 👏🎿

Carole Heselton – Great result Dave! 🚀
Ali Bleach – Brilliant
Louise Drover – He did so well

Julie Reed – Well done 👏 x

George Reid – Respect! Keep up the Ingemar Stenmark charge

The race was a highlight for Ski Sunday as it returned to our screens.

See here as our deitor, James Cove, turns into a TV critic…