Calgary, Alta. (January 26, 2017) – This is the final weekend of alpine races before the 2017 World Alpine Skiing Championships. The men’s team will be racing in Garmisch (GER) and the women’s teams will be in Cortina (ITA). Catch both the men’s and women’s downhill races live on cbcsports.ca.
The men’s team is in Garmisch (GER) running two downhill races and a giant slalom race. The cancelled Wengen (SUI) downhill is being made up this weekend in Garmisch. Erik Guay has landed a first-place and second-place finish on this track and will be hunting for his second podium of the season. Ben Thomsen ran his first race of the season in Kitzbühel (AUT) last weekend and is hungry for a top-ten finish.
On the giant slalom side, Erik Read has been collecting personal-best after personal-best finishes this season. Read’s career-best giant slalom result is an eighth-place finish in Val d’Isere (FRA).
Canada’s aspiring young ladies speed stars will be racing in Cortina (ITA), putting down a downhill on Saturday, followed by a super-G on Sunday. Valérie Grenier has cracked the top 30 in both disciplines and Candace Crawford will be looking for more experience with World Cup speed starts.
Full schedule here.
Friday, January 27, 2017
5:00 MST/ 7:00 EST – LIVE stream at cbcsports.ca – Men’s Garmisch Downhill
Saturday, January 28, 2017
2:30 MST/ 4:30 EST - LIVE stream at cbcsports.ca – Women’s Cortina Downhill
4:00 MST/ 6:00 EST - LIVE stream at cbcsports.ca – Men’s Garmisch Downhill
1:00 MST/ 3:00 EST – Road to the Olympic Games – Men’s Garmisch Downhill
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