RACE PREVIEW: January 19-21

RACE PREVIEW: January 19-21

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Calgary, Alta. (January 18, 2018) – It’s undoubtedly the most legendary and exciting men’s track on the FIS World Cup circuit: The Streif. This weekend, the men’s speed team takes on the notorious Kitzbuehel, AUT track for a super-G Friday and downhill Saturday. The men’s tech team are in action Sunday with a slalom race.

Nearly 100,000 fans will line the track and crowd into the finish area to watch the men hurl down the track at over 150km/hr. Erik Guay tamed the track in 2013, finishing in second-place. On the tech side, Erik Read achieved a career-best seventh-place is last year’s slalom.

Fans can catch the downhill live and on demand through https://alpinecanada.org/kitzbuehel.

The ladies’ also race speed this weekend in beautiful Cortina d’Ampezzo, ITA. They will race back-to-back downhill races on Friday and Saturday, followed by a super-G on Sunday. It’s a young crop of ladies’ racing this weekend with 23-year-old Candace Crawford being the oldest to push out of the gate this weekend. 21-year-old Valérie Grenier leads the team into the weekend with the best speed results.

You can watch the races at CBC.ca or radio-canada.ca. All broadcast details are below.

KITZBUEHEL ROSTER

Phil Brown

Dustin Cook

Jack Crawford

Sam Mulligan

Manuel Osborne-Paradis

Trevor Philp

Erik Read

Brodie Seger

Ben Thomsen

Broderick Thompson

CORTINA d’AMPEZZO ROSTER

Candace Crawford

Valérie Grenier

Roni Remme

HOW TO WATCH (all times in EST)

Saturday, January 22

4:00AM – Ladies’ Downhill – LIVE at http://www.cbc.ca/sports/broadcast or http://ici.radio-canada.ca/sports/horaire-diffusions

Sunday, January 21

5:45AM – Ladies’ Super-G – LIVE at http://www.cbc.ca/sports/broadcast or http://ici.radio-canada.ca/sports/horaire-diffusions

12:00PM - Ladies’ Super-G – Watch CBC’s Road to the Olympic Games

The Canada Ski Cross team comes home this weekend for a race at Nakiska Ski Area, Alta. This is the last stop on the Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup tour before the team heads to PyeongChang for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Many of the team’s Next Gen athletes will be vying for a World Cup start through qualifications on Friday. For more race information, click here.

NAKISKA ROSTER

Brady Leman

Chris Del Bosco

Dave Duncan

Kevin Drury

Kris Mahler

Mathieu Leduc

Ian Deans

Kevin MacDonald

Ned Ireland

Reece Howden

Trent McCarthy

Zach Belcyk

Britt Phelan

Georgia Simmerling

Kelsey Serwa

Abby Mcewen

Alexa Velcic

Antoinette Tansley

Courtney Hoffos

India Sherret

Tiana Gairns

Zoe Chore

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