MARIE-MICHÈLE GAGNON 6th IN ST-MORITZ, ERIK READ 12th IN VAL D’ISÈRE

MARIE-MICHÈLE GAGNON 6th IN ST-MORITZ, ERIK READ 12th IN VAL D’ISÈRE

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Calgary, Alta. (December 8, 2018) – Outstanding results were achieved by some of our Canadian skiers today at both men and ladies’ World Cup in Europe. 

Marie-Michèle Gagnon, 29, finished 6thin super-G today in St-Moritz. Pushing out of the starting gate wearing bib number 36, this is a significant jump for Gagnon, giving her the confidence boost she was needing.

“I am definitely happy. This is matching my best result in super-G. I am really proud of our team, we are building momentum, with Val’s fifth place last weekend in Lake Louise, we are training hard and soon enough we will both be in front together. Even if Val went out, making small mistakes, she was charging and I became more confident. We always have great results in St-Moritz, the last time I scored 6th place in super-G was actually here! Feeling very positive. “ – said Gagnon.

Roni Remme finished 28thand although she was aiming for a top 15 position, this is still a result that gives her points to stay in the top 30 best skiers. Valérie Grenier was charging hard in the top part of the course, she took a wide turn that made her miss a gate and couldn’t complete the race. 

Mikaela Shiffrin from USA won the race.

On the men’s side, Erik Read finished the race in 12th place. In the first run, he finished 26th making him start in the first few in the second run. He kept the leader position for a while, sitting in the first place position with a smile on his face, until he was eventually bumped down to a very satisfying 12th place.

“I knew I was going to battle with the really low cloud conditions and all the snow on the course this weekend. My first run was challenging especially since the snow was a lot softer and aggressive than what we are used to here in Val d’Isère so I had a tough time really finding my rhythm but in my second run, I pushed out of the gate and just tried to link it all together from top to bottom! I’m really happy with my day.” – said Read. 

Trevor Philp did not quality for the second run and Morgan Megarry did not finish the first run.

Marcel Hirscher from Austria won the race.

Where:  St-Moritz, SUI– Ladies
               Val d’Isère, France - Men

Tomorrow: 

Sunday, December 9, 2018 

Ladie’s parallel slalom in St-Moritz

1:00 pm CET / 7:00 am ET 

Men’s slalom in Val d’Isère

9:30 am CET / 3:30 am ET – 1st run
12:30 pm CET / 6:30 am ET – 2nd run

 Athlete Entries

Amélia Smart, Invermere (BC) 

Erik Read, Calgary (AB)

Erin Mielzynski, Collingwood (ON)

Morgan Megarry, Collingwood (ON)

Laurence St-Germain, St-Ferréol-les-Neiges (QC)

Phil Brown, Toronto (ON)

Marie-Michèle Gagnon, Lac-Etchemin (QC)

Trevor Philp, Calgary  (AB)

Roni Remme, Collingwood (ON)

 

Valérie GrenierMont-Tremblant (QC)

 

 

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