Canadian Alpine Ski Team heads into February with momentum

Canadian Alpine Ski Team heads into February with momentum

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Calgary, AB (February 6, 2020) – After a busy month of January with three of the most historic races on the schedule the Canadian Alpine Ski team has moved into the second half of season kicking off this weekend with tech races in Chamonix, FRA and speed races in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GER. 

The men’s tech team had a great GS race in Garmisch last weekend with Erik Read (Canmore, AB) finishing in 17th while Trevor Philp (Calgary, AB) finished in 20th. They’re eager to get back in the gate this weekend in Chamonix with a slalom and a rare parallel giant slalom race. 

Philp is ready for this weekend, “We’re excited for Chamonix, for a couple reasons; for one, it’s unique in that Chamonix is not a regular stop on the tour, so it will be a new slope for many of us. Along with the slalom we have a parallel giant slalom which is usually an exciting event!”

Chamonix hasn’t hosted a World Cup since 2016, when Manuel Osborne-Paradis and Erik Guay finished in 7thand 8th in the downhill. Read and Philp look to have similar results this weekend. 

“It’s not often that we get to race on a new slope so I’m eager to get into it! We’ve pulled a few practice starts this week for the parallel giant slalom and we’re working together with Russia, Slovenia, and Japan to get some good slalom training in. I’m hoping it’s a good surface after some of the challenging weather Europe has been experiencing.” said Read. 

While the men are tackling the slopes in France, Marie-Michèle Gagnon (Lac-Etchemin, QC) is holding down the fort in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GER. Gagnon, who is the only Canadian woman racing this weekend in Europe looks to add to the results  she found in Bansko a few weeks ago. 

“I’m excited to race in Garmisch, I’ve not raced there in a while. I’m ready after Bansko. I’m feeling rested and looking forward to the races.” 

After this weekend the men’s team heads to Saalbach-Hinterglemm, AUT for a speed series while the women will head to Maribor, SLO. 

HOW TO WATCH

February 8, 2020 

5:30 a.m. EST / 3:30 a.m. MST – Women’s Downhill Garmisch - Stream it live: cbcsports.ca

February 9, 2020 

5:15 a.m. EST / 3:15 a.m. MST – Women’s Super G Garmisch - Stream it live: cbcsports.ca

12:00 p.m. EST / 10:00 a.m. MST – Women’s Super G Garmisch - Watch it on CBC

For a full broadcast schedule, click here: http://alpinecanada.org/schedule                                   

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