Calgary, AB (January 26, 2020) – On the second day of competition in Idre Fjall, Sweden the Canadian Ski Cross Team continued to be well represented on the podium. Kevin Drury (Toronto, ON) was able to extend his cup standings lead with a 2nd place finish and Marielle Thompson (Whistler, BC) added another podium to her ilustrious career finishing in 3rd.
Drury was happy with is racing and the conditons of the track, “It was awesome today, the whole track you are just pumping for your life, trying to stay calm in your head but as aggressive and as fast as possible with your legs”
After a bit of a tumble yesterday Drury was happy to be able to get back on the podium today, “I just caught my edge over one of the rollers and I thought for a second I could save it and then I just hit the roller but I’m feeling good today.”
Thompson, who came in 4th yesterday was happy with the day and did everything she could to get back on the podium. “This track is a lot of fun, so many big jumps and features. You really need to nail the rythum on the bottom secton, which I did on most of my runs. In the final I just got stuck behind and didn’t really have anywhere to go. Having watched Ryan (Regez) win yesterday from so far behind I was thinking “there’s a chance”. I made sure to do everything I needed to do and I’m happy with 3rd.”
It was another good day for the whole team as Britt Phelan (Mont-Tremblant, QC) and Brady Leman (Calgary, AB) both finished in 4th. Abby McEwen (Edmonton, AB) finished in 13th. Kris Mahler (Canmore, AB) finished in 15th spot. Chris Del Bosco (Montreal, QC) finished in 38th while Zach Belczyk (Banff, AB) finished in 41st.
The team will now head over to France for the Megeve Ski Cross World Cup.
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