RACE RECAP : JANUARY 21 - JANUARY 26, 2020 

RACE RECAP : JANUARY 21 - JANUARY 26, 2020 

Photo Caption Luc Percival

➡️ Kitzbühel, Austria(Jan. 26, 2020): It was then the men’s tech teams turn to take over Kitzbühel.Erik Read,who was less than a second back after 1st run finished the day in 25th spot. “Another crazy tight race with amazing slope conditions so you had to push. I’m bummed out that I straddled but I’m happy with the skiing both runs.” Asher Jordan, in only his second World Cup, fought hard the whole way down, but did not qualify for a second. Simon Fournier and Trevor Philp did not finish their first run. 


➡️ Idre Fjäll, Sweden(Jan. 26, 2020): On the second day of competition in Idre Fjäll the Canadian Ski Cross Team continued to be well represented on the podium. Kevin Drury was able to extend his cup standings lead with a 2nd place finish and Marielle Thompson added another podium to her illustrious career finishing in 3rd. 


➡️ Bansko, Bulgaria (Jan. 26, 2020): On the last day of racing in Bansko Marie-Michèle Gagnon punched into the points again. She skied hard and was able to power through to a 25th place finish in the super G. 

➡️ Kitzbühel, Austria (Jan. 25 ,2020): In front of 70,000 screaming fans the men’s Canadian Alpine Ski Team attacked the iconic 2020 Hahnenkamm Alpine Ski World Cup downhill. Cam Alexander followed up a great race last weekend with a 27th place finish today. “It’s no joke here. I’m really happy with how things went today.”Brodie Seger , who started in 47th, had a great run and finished in 29th. Jeff Read finished – 33rd, Jack Crawford – 39th and Ben Thompson – 42nd.


➡️ Idre Fjäll, Sweden(Jan. 25, 2020): Flying back to Europe on a high after a strong team finish at the Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup in Nakiska, the Canadian Ski Cross Team was ready for the first day of racing in Idre Fjäll. Brady Leman followed up a 5th place finish in Nakiska with a 2nd place finish today. Britt Phelan who finished 2nd last weekend was on the podium once again in 3rd place. It was a great day for the Canadian team who has been on the podium at every World Cup stop this season. 


➡️ Bansko, Bulgaria (Jan. 25, 2020): Marie-Michèle Gagnon kicked off a busy day in ski racing from Bansko for day two of the women’s downhill. Starting in 38th spot she was able to fight through the changing light conditions to finish in 27th spot. Gagnon, who’s holding it down for the Canadian team, will finish off the Bansko World Cup tomorrow with the super G. 

➡️ Kitzbühel, Austria (Jan. 24 ,2020): The 80th Hahnenkamm World Cup kicked off from Kitzbühel, Austria with Jack Crawford charging to a 24th place in the super G. “The first time starting in the top 30 was very nerve wracking but skiing on a clean course was nice. I skied the way I wanted to, but made a few mistakes coming into the finish which cost me time. I’m happy to be in the points.” Brodie Seger finished in 31st, Jeff Read – 46th, Sam Mulligan – DNF, Cam Alexander - DNF. 

➡️ Bansko, Bulgaria(Jan. 24, 2020): From the land of roses Marie-Michèle Gagnon charged to a career best 13th place finish in the Bansko World Cup. Gagnon overcame variable lighting on the tough course, “It’s nice to get a good result, it’s been a tough start to the season, so this feels really good." Gagnon’s 13th place finish is a career best in the discipline. Her previous best was a 26th position at Lake Louise in December. 

➡️ Kranjska Gora, Slovenia(Jan. 23, 2020): Mel Pemble was the only Canadian to race in Kranjska Gora on the last day of competition and finished 5th in the slalom. She wraps up a great month in Europe for the team who come back to Canada with 22 medals so far this World Cup season!The team now heads home to North America for 2020 Canadian National Championships and World Para Alpine Skiing in Kimberley, BC.

➡️ Kranjska Gora, Slovenia(Jan. 22, 2020):  In what is becoming a daily sight Mac Marcoux and guide Tristan Rodgers stood atop the podium in Kranjska Gora, SLO after the third day of giant slalom. Not to be outdone Alexis Guimond finished in third, his third straight day on the podium.  Marcoux, who is returning from injury, has been incredibly happy with the beginning to his season and is excited to head home to recharge, “I’m exciting to be heading home with great momentum from all the Europe races!” 

➡️ 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. 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.

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