Calgary, Alta. (January 29, 2023) – In front of a large and energetic crowd at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup women’s slalom in Spindleruv Mlyn, Czechia, Laurence St-Germain (St. Ferréol-les-Neiges, QC) was the top Canadian finishing in seventh place.
On an overcast day, St-Germain was a model of consistency with the tenth best time in both the first and second runs. Today’s seventh place finish comes on the heels of yesterday’s 15th in Spindleruv. This is St. Germain’s fourth consecutive top 25 and her sixth race picking up World Cup points this season.
“It was great to put together two solids runs and I’m really happy to be back in the top 10,” said St-Germain. “The crowd was amazing today, cheering and supporting everyone. This gives me a lot of motivation to prepare for the world champioinships.”
Amelia Smart (Invermere, BC) finished 20th today, her fifth consecutive race in the points, while Ali Nullmeyer (Toronto, ON) didn’t advance to the second run.
Under a bright blue sky without a cloud in sight, the men raced on a challenging super-G course at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy. Canada placed five men in the top 30, with Brodie Seger (North Vancouver, BC) leading the way in 16th place. Cameron Alexander (North Vancouver, BC) and Riley Seger (North Vancouver, BC), starting one after the other in in the mid-50’s, raced to 20th and 25th place finishes respectively. Jeffrey Read (Canmore, AB) in 23rd and Broderick Thompson (Whistler, BC) 27th rounded out the men scoring World Cup points today.
“It was a tough technical course today so five in the points is an awesome result for those guys,’ said Men’s Speed Head Coach, John Kucera. “They skied smart and tactical and put together some good skiing.”
“We’re bringing a strong team to the world championships that start next week. We hope that we can bring the momentum that we’ve been building through the season to these championships and to walk away from them with some strong results.”
James (Jack) Crawford (Toronto, ON), Kyle Alexander (North Vancouver, BC) and Trevor Philp (Calgary, AB) didn’t finish today’s race.
The 2023 FIS Para Alpine Ski World Championships at Espot and La Molina, Spain wrapped up today with men’s and women’s slaloms that saw no Canadians advance to the second run. Canada finishes these world championships with two bronze medals.
The 2023 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Courchevel and Méribel, France begin February 6th and run to 19th.
Para alpine move to Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria, for racing Feb 8-11
Ski cross return to World Cup racing in Reiteralm, Austria, February 16 and 17.
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