Getting down to the short strokes of the World Cup season

Getting down to the short strokes of the World Cup season

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Calgary, AB (February 27, 2020) – It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the Canadian Alpine Ski Team and this weekend is no exception. The men’s team will be charging in Hinterstoder, AUT while the women will be in tearing it up in La Thuile, ITA. 

The men’s speed team, who have had a productive week of training, will be joined by the tech team who are back in Europe after a short stint in Japan last weekend. This is the first World Cup race on the hill since 2016 and the Wolf Pack, Brodie Seger (North Vancouver, BC), Jeff Read (Canmore, AB), Sam Mulligan (Vancouver, BC) and Jack Crawford (Toronto, ON) are ready for the super G and alpine combined events. Trevor Philp (Calgary, AB) and Erik Read (Canmore, AB) are ready to attack after their last race was cancelled in Japan. 

The women will be in La Thuile, ITA, a venue which hasn’t hosted a World Cup since 2016, for a weekend of super G and the last alpine combined of the season. The small but mighty Canadian contingent made up of Candace Crawford (Toronto, ON) and Marie-Michèle Gagnon (Lac-Etchemin) are ready to represent. Gagnon, who is coming off a hand injury sustained last weekend in Crans Montana, SUI aims to be ready to go for the races this weekend. 

The teams, who each only have four races each left in the season are ready to finish off the season out strong.

Watching the races is not available this weekend for Canadian audiences but you can follow along with the team here

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