Calgary, Alta. (December 28, 2017) – Manuel Osborne-Paradis (Vancouver, B.C.) is back in the top ten for the first time this season finishing the Bormio, ITA downhill in tenth-place. In a time of 1:58.07, Osborne-Paradis was +1.12 off the leader time. Osborne-Paradis kicked out of the gate wearing bib number six this morning taking to the Stelvio track, famous for its dark, bumpy turns, big air and physical challenge.
Clocking in at a high speed of 128km/hr, Osborne-Paradis skied the bottom section of the track well, making up time in the last split.
Canadian teammates Broderick Thompson (Whistler, B.C.) and Ben Thomsen (Invermere, B.C.) also raced today. Thompson, who started with bib number 35 and had a great start to the season with two top 30 results, missed out on capturing points today, finishing 42nd. Thomsen finished 51st.
Dominik Paris took the win in front of a home crowd, with a time of 1:56.95. The Attacking Vikings filled in the rest of the podium with Aksel Lund Svindal in second-place (+0.04) and Kjetil Jansrud taking third-place (+0.17).
The men will race an alpine combined tomorrow on the same track. They will then have a two week break before the Wengen, SUI stop.
Over in Lienz, AUT, the ladies raced a slalom with four Canadians in the mix. Roni Remme (Toronto, Ont.) had her first World Cup slalom start, following her first World Cup starts in speed at Lake Louise, CAN. Not only did Remme have her first slalom World Cup start today, but she also captured her first World Cup points, finishing 26th. She put down a great first run with the 17th-fastest time. Mistakes on her second run bumped her down a few spots. At just 21-years-old, she’ll be one to watch this season in both the technical and speed events.
Veteran Erin Mielzynski (Collingwood, Ont.) finished 22nd in the first run but an error caused her a DNF result in the second run. Laurence St-Germain (St-Ferréol-les-Neiges, Que.) and Amelia Smart (Toronto, Ont.) also started today but were unable to earn a second run.
USA’s Mikaela Shiffrin continues to dominate the circuit, winning in a time of 1:43.87. Wendy Holdener, Switzerland, finishes in second-place and Frida Hansdotter, Sweden, finishes in third-place.
The ladies will race a giant slalom on the same track tomorrow.
Canadian Men’s Results
10 – Manuel Osborne Paradis
42 – Broderick Thompson
51 – Ben Thomsen
Canadian Ladies’ Results
26 – Roni Remme
DNF – Erin Mielzynski
DNQ – Amelia Smart
DNQ – Laurence St-Germain
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