Erik Read lays down the fastest second run of the day in Italy

Erik Read lays down the fastest second run of the day in Italy

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Calgary AB, (December 5, 2020) – Through tough visibility, falling snow, and overnight accumulation Erik Read (Canmore, AB) and Trevor Philp (Calgary, AB) laid down two solid runs in Santa Caterina Valfurva, ITA to continue Canada’s streak of promising early season performances! 

Erik, sitting in 23rd after the first run had the fastest second run of the day finishing in 10th spot.  After a storm hit Europe overnight the women’s super G in St. Moritz was cancelled but the diligent work of race officials the men’s race to run smoothly. That didn’t mean it was an easy day on the slopes for the Canadian Alpine Ski Team, but Erik and Trevor were up to the challenge.

“The conditions were not easy at all today. Snow accumulating on the goggles, some gates on firm snow, others it felt more like skiing through powder. I had a few mistakes first run on the straighter course, but Trevor put down a fantastic run,” Erik said after the race. “I tidied up my skiing, carried speed, and kept a high line on the few turns with bad snow in the turnier second set. Really happy today especially winning a World Cup run for the first time!”

Trevor Philp, who started the day in 25th position, finished in 18th.

The men are back at it tomorrow morning with another shot at the giant slalom from Santa Caterina Valfurva.


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