CANADA’S BEN THOMSEN 10TH AT AUDI FIS SKI WORLD CUP IN VAL GARDENA
Calgary, Alta. (Dec. 15, 2018) – Ben Thomsen, 31, followed up a 21st-place finish in the super-G on Friday by placing 10th in Saturday’s downhill in Val Gardena, Italy.
Pushing out of the start gate wearing bib number 30, Thomsen laid down a high-speed, solid run from top to bottom and clocked in at 1:57.44 – 1.31 seconds behind the day’s leader, Aleksander Aamodt Kilde of Norway. Saturday’s top-10 is Thomsen’s best result on the Val Gardena track, and his seventh career top-10 result in World Cup downhill.
“I am so stoked and very excited to see what I can do in the future,” said Thomsen from Val Gardena’s finish area.
The Invermere, B.C., native also notched a 15th-place finish in World Cup downhill this season when it was hosted on Canadian snow at Lake Louise, Alb., in late November. His career-best finish in this event came in Feb. 2012 when he finished second in Sochi, Russia.
TOMORROW AND MONDAY:
Where: Alta Badia, ITA - Men
Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018
Men’s giant slalom
10:00 a.m. CET / 4:00 a.m. EST – 1st run
1:00 p.m. CET / 7:00 a.m. EST – 2nd run
Monday, Dec. 17, 2018
Men’s parallel giant slalom
6:15 p.m. CET / 12:15 p.m. EST
Athletes entries for Alta Badia’s World Cup
Erik Read, Calgary (AB)
Jack Crawford, Toronto (ON)
Phil Brown, Toronto (ON)
Trevor Philp, Calgary (AB)
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