Ericsson 2nd and Guimond 3rd at FIS World Cup

Ericsson 2nd and Guimond 3rd at FIS World Cup

Photo Caption Left to Right: Sierra Smith, Kalle Ericsson, Alexis Guimond

Calgary, AB. (Jan 23, 2024) — It’s back-to-back days with two Canadians on the podiums at the FIS Para Alpine Ski World Cup at Veysonnaz (SUI). Racing giant slalom for the second day in row Kalle Ericsson (Kimberley, BC), with guide Sierra Smith (Ottawa, ON), improved on yesterday’s third place, taking second today in the men visually impaired race. And in the men’s standing category, Alexis Guimond (Gatineau, QC) matched yesterday’s result with another third-place finish today.  

Following on the heels of their first World Cup race together on Monday, Ericsson and Smith stood second after today’s first run and delivered a strong second run to claim their spot on the podium. Today’s result gives them two World Cup podiums in two starts.

“We managed to carry the momentum going into day two of GS,” said Smith “We felt that we had a great plan going into the race and we executed it really well. Super happy with how we skied and ready to bring some more intensity moving forward.”

Guimond delivered two sold runs today to finish over two seconds ahead of fourth place. Today’s third place finish extends his streak to seven consecutive podiums in World Cup races this season, and to 12 consecutive podiums going back to last season.

“I felt better out there today than yesterday,” said Guimond. “First run was difficult with the course conditions, and I came out for the second run with intention and was more aggressive, especially in the middle section. I’m really happy with the second run today, happy with the result and looking forward to some more racing this week.”

At today’s Nightrace at the FIS Ski World Cup in Schladming (AUT) men’s alpine raced giant-slalom with Erik Read (Canmore, AB) the top Canadian in 28th place. Asher Jordan (North Vancouver, BC), Liam Wallace (Banff, AB) and Jeffrey Read (Canmore, AB) did not advance to the second run.

Next races: (link to FIS Calendar)

Para-alpine continue racing in Veysonnaz (SUI) through Jan 25

Men alpine race SL in Schladming (AUT) Jan 24

Women alpine race in Cortina d’Ampezzo (ITA) Jan 26 through 28

Ski cross move to St. Moritz (SUI) Jan 27 and 28

Men alpine race two SG’s in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GER) Jan 27 and 29

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