Race Recap: January 13 - January 21, 2020

Race Recap: January 13 - January 21, 2020

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➡️ Kranjska Gora, Slovenia (Jan. 21, 2020): Another day, another first place finish for Mac Marcoux and guide Tristan Rodgers on the GS course in Kranjska Gora, SLO. Marcoux and Rodgers fought through a mistake at the top of the second run to pull together their seventh straight victory this World Cup season. Marcoux and Rodgers are leading a team that continues to stand on the podium day after day. Alexis Guimond and Kurt Oatway, who both had their first World Cup wins in Kranjska Gora in 2017 and 2016 respectively finished in second in the Men’s Standing and Sitting categories.


➡️ Kranjska Gora, Slovenia (Jan. 20, 2020): It was an incredible day in Kranjska Gora at the 2020 World Para Alpine Skiing World Cup for Mac Marcoux and the entire Canadian Para Alpine Ski Team. Marcoux, along with guide Tristan Rodgers stood on top of the podium in a sixth straight World Cup race in the Men’s Visually Impaired category. They won the GS race by over three seconds. Marcoux was joined in the winner’s circle by Mollie Jepsen and Alexis Guimond who came in 2nd in the Women’s Standing and Men’s Standing categories.  


➡️ Sestriere, Italy (Jan. 19, 2020): Over in Sestriere, Italy, the women charged the slopes in head to head racing at the only parallel GS of the season. Erin Mielzynski was ultimately challenged by Moerzinger of Austria, and finished 30th. Laurence St-Germain and Marie-Michèle Gagnon did not qualify. Candace Crawford did not finish her first run. The team is now Bansko, SLO bound for a speed series next weekend.


➡️ Wengen, Switzerland (Jan. 19, 2020): The final race of the World Cup in Wengen, Switzerland, took place with the men’s tech team setting their sights on the Slalom. After the first run Trevor Philp was sitting in 26th, just over two seconds back from the leader. He did not finish his second run. Erik Read did not qualify for a second run and Simon Fournier did not finish his first run. The men will now head to Kitzbühel for the historic race next weekend. 


➡️Nakiska, Canada (Jan. 18, 2020): After a week of frigid temperatures, race action got underway at Nakiska Ski Area in front of an enthusiastic home crowd. The Canadian Ski Cross team turned up the heat and capitalized on home snow advantage by adding three more podium finishes to an already impressive season. The day was highlighted by Reece Howden who skied spotless all day, for his first World Cup victory and first-ever World Cup podium. Kevin Drury and Britt Phelan also took home hardware with second place finishes in the men’s and women’s races.

➡️ Wengen, Switzerland (Jan. 18, 2020): It’s the longest race on the World Cup circuit. The Canadian Alpine Ski Team took their turn on the iconic Lauberhorn Downhill in Wengen, Switzerland. Cam Alexander had a career best 19th place finish, moving up 23 places after starting in 42nd spot. This was an exciting day for Alexander, who has been on the team since 2018, as he earns his first World Cup points in his first World Cup race in Wengen. 

➡️ Sestriere, Italy (Jan. 18, 2020): Marie-Michèle Gagnon and Candace Crawford hit the slopes for the 2020 Sestriere Alpine Ski World Cup. Gagnon finished in 44th in the giant slalom and was less than a second away from qualifying for a second run. Crawford finished in 58th.

➡️ Wengen, Switzerland (Jan. 17, 2020): On the first day of the iconic 2020 Lauberhorn Alpine Ski World Cup from Wengen, the Canadian Alpine Ski Team was ready, after a bit of time off, to hit the slopes for the alpine combined. Jack Crawford and Jeff Read qualified for a second run but did not finish. Brodie Seger and Sam Mulligan did not finish their first runs.

➡️ Prato Nevoso, Italy (Jan. 17, 2020): On the third and final day of the Prato Nevoso 2020 World Para Alpine Skiing World Cup Frédérique Turgeon looked to gain momentum going into Kranjska Gora. After a strong first run that put her in 3rd spot she did not finish her second run of the slalom.

➡️ Prato Nevoso, Italy (Jan. 16, 2020): On the second day of the World Para Alpine Skiing World Cup in Prato Nevoso, ITA  Frédérique Turgeon put together two solid runs to finish in 4th place! The series, which is only slalom races, is a bit of an anomaly as Turgeon is without the rest of her Canadian Para Alpine Ski Team teammates. 

➡️ Prato Nevoso, Italy (Jan. 15, 2020): While her teammates get ready for the next World Cup Kranjska Gora, SLO Frédérique Turgeon is set for racing in Prato Nevoso, ITA. The week of slalom races kicked off and while Turgeon didn’t finish her first run she has her sights set on the podium after winning the slalom crystal globe last season. 

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