‘Shattered' golden boy gives party a swerve
Daily Express|January 24, 2022
RYDING EYES OLYMPIC GLORY
Alex Spink

DAVE RYDING was too tired to party after skiing to Britain’s first gold medal in the history of the Alpine World Cup.

Less than a fortnight before the Winter Olympics, Ryding pocketed £84,000 at Kitzbuhel

for winning the biggest event on the slalom calendar. It should have sparked wild

celebrations from a Lancastrian who learned to ski on a dry slope and simply refers to himself in his social media biog as ‘British disco dancer’.

But the emotion at the foot of the Ganslernhang slope proved too much for the 35-year old, the oldest ever winner of a men’s World Cup slalom.

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