Calgary, AB (February 1, 2020) – It was another banner day for the Canadian Ski Cross Team in Megève, FRA as Marielle Thompson (Whistler, BC) and Kevin Drury (Toronto, ON) stood on top of the podium. The race, which was much more wide open than normal, allowed for the skiers to go fast but meant mistakes were hard to come back from. Thompson and Drury skied strong throughout the heats to come out on top.
The wins were extra special as both Thompson and Drury had friends and family in the crowd to cheer them on.
“I’m super stoked on the win today. I feel like I skied as well as I could and really brought out my best skiing in the final. To be on top of the podium in front of my friends is really exciting.” Said Thompson.
For Drury, the win allows him to stay on top of the standings, “It was incredible! Such a battle out there with the snow and wind. I just tried to stay as calm and composed as possible up top because I knew I had the speed on the bottom.”
The day saw strong performances from the rest of the Canadian Team. Brady Leman (Calgary, AB), who came 2nd on the course in 2015 came in 10th. Chris Del Bosco (Montreal, QC) finished in 12th as did Abby McEwen (Edmonton, AB). Britt Phelan (Mont Tremblant, QC) did not finish her quarter final run and finished in 13th. Kris Mahler (Canmore, AB) finished in 36th, Zach Belczyk (Banff, AB) finished in 39th and Ned Ireland (Lake Country, BC) finished in 48th.
The team now has a break from racing due to the cancellation of the races in Feldberg, GER. Next stop is Sunny Valley, RUS in mid February.
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