Calgary, AB. (Feb 17th, 2024) — FIS Ski World Cup men’s downhill at Kvitfjell (NOR)

Cameron Alexander (North Vancouver, BC) skied to a third-place finish in the men’s downhill in Kvitfjell, NOR, on Saturday morning, capturing the third FIS Alpine World Cup podium finish of his career.

Taking on a slope where he has enjoyed significant success in the past, Alexander briefly took over the leader’s chair as the fastest skier after the first five racers; however, Austria’s Vincent Kriechmayr, who came down as the next skier after him, knocked him into second place.

Switzerland’s Niels Hintermann, who shared the DH podium with Alexander in Kvitfjell in 2022, crossed the finish line as the next skier down after Kriechmayr, with the winning time. He skied the track in 1:44.62, compared to Kriechmayr’s time 0.08 seconds behind, and Alexander’s 0.19 seconds off.

The podium marked the second for Alexander in the 2023-24 season. In December, he finished third in the men’s downhill in Bormio, ITA.

“It feels good to be back on the podium here; this place has been very good to me and our team as a whole, so I hope we keep coming back every year from now on,” Alexander said.
“The track was amazing today. They did great prep from the two days before when it snowed a bunch, so it was a very good race all around.”

Before finishing third today, Alexander had previous success in Kvitfjell, from winning his first World Cup downhill in March 2022.

However, it wasn’t all podium for Canadians, with Jeff Read (Canmore, AB) turning heads, cracking the top 10 with a 6th place finish from the 37th start bib, beating overall World Cup leader Marco Odermatt by 0.01 seconds. Read finished 0.74 seconds behind Hintermann for the win.

Read’s result marked his second best, falling one spot short of his 5th place super-G finish at the World Cup finals in Soldeau, AND last season.

“It’s a track that we’re really confident on, and Cam and I have spent a little extra time here with the Europa Cup, so we were able to draw on that experience and really throw down,” Read said about Kvitfjell. “I’m stoked to have another top 10 on the career; it’s starting to add up and hopefully, trying to make those more consistent.”

Aside from two Canadians in the top 10, Jack Crawford (Toronto, ON) finished 23rd, and Brodie Seger (North Vancouver, BC) finished 29th, both securing FIS World Cup points in the process.

Kyle Alexander (North Vancouver, BC), Cameron’s brother, finished Saturday’s race in 60th.

After Saturday, Cameron sits 9th in the downhill World Cup ranking, while Crawford finds himself in 13th, with both qualifying for the season’s finale in the discipline.

Canada had no women competing at the FIS Ski World Cup women’s downhill at Crans Montana (SUI)

Next races: (link to FIS Calendar)

Men alpine race SG in Kvitfjell (NOR) on Feb 18.

Women’s alpine race SG in Crans Montana (SUI) on Feb 18.

Women’s alpine head to Val di Fassa (ITA) for two SG Feb 24 and 25.

Men alpine are in Palisades Tahoe (USA) for GS and SL Feb 24 and 25.

Ski cross head to Reiteralm (AUT) for races Feb 24 and 25.

Para-alpine move to Hopfgarten and race SL on Feb 27 and 28.

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