RACE PREVIEW: JANUARY 26-28

RACE PREVIEW: JANUARY 26-28

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Calgary, Alta. (January 25, 2018) – It’s less than two weeks until the 2018 Olympic Winter Games and Alpine Canada athletes have one more shot to hit Olympic qualifying criteria.

This weekend, the men are racing in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GER. A downhill will be held on Saturday, followed by a giant slalom on Sunday. Ben Thomsen is coming off a season-best result in the Kitzbuehel, AUT downhill last weekend and Brodie Seger is coming off his first-ever World Cup downhill start.

The ladies’ are in Lenzerheide, SUI racing an alpine combined Friday, giant slalom Saturday and slalom Sunday. Erin Mielzynski has found her stride this season, posting three top-20 results in the last three races. Roni Remme and Laurence St-Germain have been exciting to watch as their young talent has shown brilliance and personal-best performances on the World Cup circuit.

HOW TO WATCH (all times on EST)

Saturday, January 27

4:15 AM – Ladies’ Giant Slalom 1st Run – LIVE at http://www.cbc.ca/sports/broadcast

5:45 AM – Men’s Downhill – LIVE at http://www.cbc.ca/sports/broadcast

7:15 AM – Ladies’ Giant Slalom 2nd Run – LIVE at http://www.cbc.ca/sports/broadcast

1:00 PM – Ladies’ Giant Slalom – Watch CBC’s Road to the Olympic Games

5:00 PM – Men’s Downhill – Watch CBC’s Road to the Olympic Games

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN ROSTER

Dustin Cook

Manuel Osborne-Paradis
Brodie Seger

Benjamin Thomsen

Broderick Thompson

Phil Brown

Trevor Philp

Erik Read

LENZERHEIDE ROSTER

Candace Crawford

Valérie Grenier

Erin Mielzynski

Roni Remme

Laurence St-Germain

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