Calgary, AB (January 12, 2020) – After the first alpine combined event was cancelled in Val d’Isere, FRA Roni Remme (Collingwood, ON) was eager to get to Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, AUT to follow up her 2ndplace finish in the discipline in Crans-Montana at the end of last season. Remme, who started in 13th spot, was able to put together two clean runs to finish the day in 12th.
Alpine Combined is an event Remme knows she can succeed in and she believes the first race of the season is just the beginning.
“It was a tough race today. The super G was pretty fast, and you really had to stay ahead of it the whole way. I really tried to dig deep and I was lucky to cross the finish in that super G. Going into the slalom I knew I had time to make up, so I tried to give it my all. The new format doesn’t make it so easy for the slalom skiers, the advantage definitely goes to those girls sitting first. Really hard to make up time. A little disappointed in my slalom run but all in all a good day. Something to build on for sure” she said.
Candace Crawford (Toronto, ON) and Marie-Michèle Gagnon (Lac-Etchemin, QC) did not qualify for a second run.
The women’s speed team will now head to Sestriere, Italy for a series beginning next weekend.
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