Calgary, Alta. (January 28, 2023) – Jeffrey Read (Canmore, AB) raced to a career best super-G result in today’s men’s FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy. Today marked the first ever men’s super-G race down the famous Olympia delle Tofane track in the Italian Alps.
Starting 44th on a mostly sunny day in Cortina, Read punched his way to his first top 10 this World Cup season. In his 60th World Cup start, this is Read’s second career top 10, equaling a seventh-place finish in the downhill last season in Kvitfjell, Norway.
“Today’s run was a lot of fun,” said a smiling Read. “I had a really good feeling in the days leading up to today. I knew the speed was there, we had a really good plan and I was able to go out there and execute. The track was tough, but starting late I got a good look at it on the monitors and saw how to carry speed.”
“It’s really exciting. The podium is just a few more tenths away and I want to keep building for that. With the World Champs next week this result builds confidence, and it lowers my start number putting me in the mix with the top guys.”
It was an overcast day at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup women’s slalom in Spindleruv Mlyn, Czechia. In front of a large, boisterous crowd, Laurence St-Germain (St. Ferréol-les-Neiges, QC) was the top Canadian racing to 15th. Ali Nullmeyer (Toronto, ON) finished 19th and Amelia Smart (Invermere, BC) was 29th, with all three Canadians scoring World Cup points.
Back at today’s super-G in Cortina, two other Canadian men picked-up World Cup points with James (Jack) Crawford (Toronto, ON) 15th and Brodie Seger (North Vancouver, BC) in 18th. Trevor Philp (Calgary, AB) was just out of the points in 33rd, and Cameron Alexander (North Vancouver, BC) finished 42nd. Three other Canadians, Broderick Thompson (Whistler, BC), Kyle Alexander (North Vancouver, BC) and Riley Seger (North Vancouver, BC) didn’t finish.
Today’s men’s slalom at the 2023 FIS Para Alpine Ski World Championships at Espot and La Molina, Spain was cancelled due to weather.
FIS Para Alpine Ski World Championships 2023 at Espot and La Molina, Spain, wrap up tomorrow
Women finish in Spindleruv Mlyn, Czechia, on Sunday
Men speed race again in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, on Sunday
The 2023 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Courchevel and Méribel, France begin February 6th and run to 19th.
Ski cross return to World Cup racing in Reiteralm, Austria, February 16 and 17.
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