ADELE Nicoll's dream week in Switzerland has continued after the Powys bobsleigh star helped Britain secure a first Europa Cup gold since 2017 today (Friday).

The 27 year old from Welshpool joined Kya Placide in representing Britain at the Europa Cup in St Moritz - the recognised spiritual home of the sport.

The gold completes a remarkable week for the Powys star who also claimed a silver medal in the monobob 24 hours earlier.

Nicoll switched seats at the start of this Olympic cycle after travelling to the Beijing Games as Mica McNeill’s reserve brakewoman on the back of a World Cup silver medal in Sigulda in January 2022.


She only competed as a driver for the first time in November of last year, racing in the monobob on five occasions and just once in the 2-woman discipline, but she has already kicked on significantly this season.

Nicoll finished fourth twice and seventh in the opening three Europa Cup monobob races in Norway before winning a superb bronze medal with debutant Kya Placide in the 2-woman event at the same track. 

Nicoll has now claimed her top finishes to date with a silver and gold at St Moritz - the spiritual home of the sport.