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Jack Jardine – La Tania’s first ever Savoie Parallel Slalom Champion

www.latania.co.uk sponsored racer Jack Jardine has a busy end of season. The end of the season saw the Tarentaise Coupe de Bronze which covers the Three Valleys, Valmorel, Champagny and Pralognan. Jack double podiumed with a Second  for the whole seasons races and a Third for the final of the parallel slalom where 32 of the best kids go head to head! 

The final weekend was the big one though…. The championships of the Savoie, Coupe de Argent covering the  major resorts in the Northern Alps. Jack automatically qualified for the last 32 based on his seasons results and he didn’t disappoint!!!

Jack and his coach Erwin Niepceron

Needing to get  through 5 rounds of head to heads comprising of 2 runs the tough competition and soft conditions made it dramatic to watch with races being won by 1/100’s of a second.

Jack made it to the final against Clement Desrues from the ski club Villaroger. The first run he was beaten having made a mistake and throwing him off his line giving his gate a 0.5 second delay in opening on the second run on the blue course.

It was all to play for and Jack ‘go hard or go home‘ was chasing the hare!!! After 3 gates he had made up the time but a fraction behind, neck and neck neither of the racers made a mistake until the second to last gate and Clement made a slight error that was enough for Jack to grab victory by inches and become La Tania’s first ever Savoie parallel champion in 30 years of the Club des Sports.

To crown a great day for Jack he was second in the Savoie overall seasons classement for slalom and GS (again a first in the history of the club) and claimed his podiums for La Tania! 

Congratulations to Jack ‘Petit Marcassin’ Jardine 

You can follow jack on instagram at:  jack_jd_ski

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