Calgary, Alta. (February 25, 2017) – In the final World Cup race of the season in Sunny Valley (RUS), Whistler’s Marielle Thompson lands her sixth win of the season handily clinching the overall Crystal Globe ahead of next weekend’s World Cup Finals.
With six wins and a second-place finish this season, Thompson is currently 155 points ahead of the competition heading into the World Cup Finals at Blue Mountain. In today’s race, the last World Cup race of the season, Thompson again proved she’s the best ski cross racer in the world walking away with another win this season.
Joining Thompson on the podium was Sweden’s Sandra Naesland in second-place and France’s Ophelle David in third-place.
Brittany Phelan, who has also been making gains on the circuit this season, rounded out Canadian women’s results with a sixth-place finish.
On the men’s side, Toronto’s Kevin Drury was the day’s top Canadian finisher with a sixth-place result. It was a tough day for Canada Ski Cross veterans Chris Del Bosco and Brady Leman who finished in 17th-place and 26th-place respectively.
Today’s men’s podium included France’s Armaund Bovolenta with the win, Germany’s Tim Hronek in second-place and Daniel Bohnacker from Germany in third-place.
Next weekend the team competes on home snow at Blue Mountain Resort in Ontario for the World Cup Finals. Stay tuned for a release with all the details!
Canadian women’s results
1 – Marielle Thompson
6 – Brittany Phelan
Canadian men’s results
6 – Kevin Drury
16 – Ned Ireland
17 – Chris Del Bosco
26 – Brady Leman
37 – Mathieu Leduc
39 – Ian Deans
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