Drake races to podium finish

10th November 2009, by Chris Gill

Full pelt

Full pelt

Britain’s top male ski racer Ed Drake took bronze at the first Europa Cup Super G race in Austria on Monday (9 November).

Drake’s third place in the Super G was a personal best for the 23 year old and a promising start to the season – as well as to his Olympic bid next February. And the Brit’s result was all the more impressive as he has been battling a chest infection.

Drake is said to be delighted with his performance and coach, Mike Pilarski commented: ‘Ed took the lead after his run, beating the 2009 Europa Cup Super G Champion in the process. He skied well; his run was clean and technically good. There were a couple of key gates on the course which he handled well and that helped him over the flat sections.’

The race took place in Reiteralm, near Schladming – always a popular venue for both the Europa and World Cup events.

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