Calgary, Alta. (Feb. 23, 2020) – Roni Remme (Collingwood, ON) and Marie-Michèle Gagnon (Lac-Etchemin, QC) charged during the super G and had to fight during the slalom to finish in 7th and 15th in today’s alpine combined from Crans Montana SUI. Remme, who has always skied well at this venue, had a particularly wild slalom run which saw her save her run on a couple of occasions.
Remme knows that a podium is well within her reach, “I really wanted to go today, to ski with more confidence and take some risks. I was really happy with some of my super G skiing, but the high risk caught up with me at the bottom where I lost a lot of time. I would have liked to have less of a deficit to cover in the slalom, but as it was I knew I had to really send it down. With major mistakes in both runs I can’t reasonably expect to hit the podium, so I’m happy about my 7th place, but I know that the podium is within reach.” said Remme.
The alpine combined puts together a speed event, the super G and a tech event, like slalom. For Gagnon, the added difficult of the alpine combined is that she hasn’t skied any slalom all year.
Candace Crawford (Toronto, ON) who is back in Europe after a stint racing the NorAm circuit in North Amerca did not finish her first run.
With only four alpine combined events on the schedule all year, and one having been cancelled in Val d’Isere in December, it was an exciting event to watch. The women will get another shot at the alpine combined next weekend in La Thuile, ITA.
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