How British Cycling-inspired skinsuits are helping GB skeleton riders dominate in Winter Olympics

British sliders dominate practice runs with innovative new skinsuits

GB skeleton riders are enjoying the technical benefits of British Cycling's skinsuits

(Image credit: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images/Yuzuru Sunada)

Some of the technical innovations that have seen Britain's cyclists dominate in the velodrome at recent Summer Olympic Games are now being used by GB's skeleton riders to set scintillatingly fast times at the Winter Olympics in South Korea.

The practice runs of the skeleton in Pyeongchang have seen some surprisingly quick times from Britain's sliders, with defending champion Lizzy Yarnold going fastest in the second practice run of the women's event after Laura Deas had been fastest in the first run, while Dominic Parsons, ranked 12th in the world, set the fastest times in both of the men's practice runs.

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