Calgary, Alta. (January 8, 2023) – Following yesterday’s first career World Cup win, Valérie Grenier (St-Isidore, ON) delivered a solid performance today finishing sixth in the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup Giant Slalom at Kranjska Gora, Slovenia.
On a day that saw Mikaela Shiffrin tie Lindsay Vonn’s record for the most World Cup wins by a woman, Grenier sat in third after the first run before eventually finishing sixth. This is Grenier’s third consecutive top 10 this World Cup season and her third consecutive top 10 in Kranjska Gora.
“I’m a little bummed because I was third in the first run and I wanted to be back on the podium,” said Grenier. “I really went for it on the second run. It was bumpy and a bit of a wild run but there was some good skiing in there. I feel confident and excited and looking forward to racing in St. Anton.”
In just her eighth World Cup start Britt Richardson (Canmore, AB) picked up World Cup points with a 24th place finish. Cassidy Gray (Invermere, BC) and Sarah Bennett (Stoneham, QC) missed out on advancing to the second run.
Women tech are in Flachau, Austria January 10th.
Men are in Wengen, Switzerland, January 13-15
Women speed are in St Anton, Austria, January 14-15.
Para-alpine racers return to action at the FIS Para Alpine Ski World Championships 2023 at Espot and La Molina, Spain, January 18th to 30th.
Ski cross are back racing January 20th at Idre Fjäll, Sweden.
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