Calgary, AB (January 21, 2020) – Another day, another first place finish for Mac Marcoux (Sault Ste. Marie, ON) and guide Tristan Rodgers (Ottawa, ON) on the GS course in Kranjska Gora, SLO. 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 (Gatineau, QC) and Kurt Oatway (Calgary, AB), 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.
“Tristan and I are pumped to come out on top today! We had a pretty big mistake in the top section of the second run but managed to regain composure and charge the bottom section. We’re looking forward to tomorrow’s giant slalom. The fatigue is setting in so we’re going to have to dig deep” said Marcoux, who prior to this year had never reached the podium in Kranjska Gora.
For Guimond, who had the fastest second run of the day, this race was close and to finish only .22 seconds back of the winner was a step in the right direction. “Today went pretty good and I had some solid skiing. Nice to have a really tight race. Had a little mistake that cost me the win but I’m happy with my skiing and consistency.”
Team Veteran Oatway, who did not finish yesterdays race was happy with his 2nd place finish today but sees further room for improvement. “Today was pretty good. I had a tough go yesterday, crashed pretty hard but it was good. Had some fast skis, good edges. Had a few bobbles here and there that cost me a little time but all in all it was a good day” said Oatway.
The team will be back at it tomorrow for another day of giant slalom from Kranjska Gora, Slovenia.
Mel Pemble – 8th
Frédérique Turgeon – DNF
Mollie Jepsen – DNF
Men’s Visually Impaired
Mac Marcoux (with Tristan Rodgers) – 1st
Alexis Guimond – 2nd
Kurt Oatway – 2nd
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