Calgary, AB (January 12, 2020) – After a disappointing finish yesterday, Erik Read (Canmore, AB) looked to rebound in the slalom from Adelboden today and rebound he did. After starting in 50th Read put together two fast runs to finish in 11th spot. Read had the forth fastest second run of the day and finished only .66 back from the leader.
“I am pleased to get some redemption after yesterday’s disappointment. I skied two great runs with minimal mistakes. It’s super encouraging to be right in the hunt only a few tenths away from a podium. I love competing in this race with the amazing Swiss fans in the stadium” said Read of his day.
The race was special as it was Asher Jordan’s (North Vancouver, BC) first World Cup race. Jordan, who is a member of the BC Ski Team, was recently called up to race in the World Cup. While he did not finish his first run the experience will be invaluable moving forward.
“It felt pretty surreal to be out there with everyone else on the World Cup circuit. I think this is a big steppingstone for me and will boost my confidence, knowing I can push for the rest of the season. This experience was super cool and brings a lot of confidence for the races coming up.”
Jordan’s skiing did not go unnoticed by Read, “A huge shout out to Asher for his first World Cup start, he had some promising skiing before he straddled.”
Trevor Philp (Calgary, AB) and Simon Fournier (Montreal, QC) did not qualify for a second run.
The men’s Canadian Alpine Ski Team now heads to Wengen, Switzerland for the next series of races.
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