Calgary, AB (January 18th, 2020) – It’s the longest race on the World Cup circuit. This morning the Canadian Alpine Ski Team took their turn on the iconic Lauberhorn Downhill in Wengen, Switzerland. Cam Alexander (North Vancouver, BC) had a career best 19th place finish, moving up 23 places after starting in 42nd spot.
This was an exciting day for Alexander, who has been on the team since 2018, as he earns his first World Cup points in his first World Cup race in Wengen.
“It feels really good to go out today and grab my first world cup points. Its definitely a real confidence boost going into the rest of the season and I can’t wait to try and keep it rolling next week in Kitzbühel” said Alexander.
Ben Thomsen (Invermere, BC), who is coming off a 12th place finish in Bormio finished in 28th.
The race was a big rebound for Jack Crawford (Toronto, ON), Jeff Read (Canmore, AB) and Sam Mulligan (Vancouver, BC) who did not finish the alpine combined yesterday. Crawford finished in 38th and was just over two seconds back from leader Beat Feuz (SUI). Read finished in 48th, his best finish on the course. Mulligan, who finished in 54th, finished his first World Cup race since January 2018.
Tomorrow it’s the men’s tech teams’ chance to conquer Wengen for the slalom. The men’s speed team heads to the historic 2020 Hahnenkamm World Cup in Kitzbuhel, Austria.
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