Canadians find good fortune with ski cross World Cup wins

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 13, 2010 6:52 am

As we reported yesterday, the Canadian ski team has hit some rough patches this season. Injuries galore. Well, at least their World Cup ski cross team shined today in Alpe d’Huez, France!

That’s right, both Kelsey Serwa and Christopher Del Bosco landed at the top of the podium for the women and the men in today’s ski cross World Cup races. This is Serwa’s first and Del Bosco’s second career win.

Serwa finished in front of six-time World Cup champ Ophelle David from France. Canadian beauty Ashleigh McIvor came in third. Leading the U.S. women was Caitlin Ciccone, coming in 21st.

Ophelle David still leads in overall World Cup standings, 63 points ahead of McIvor and 117 points ahead of Julia Murray.

Christopher Del Bosco beat out four-time World Cup champ Tomas Kraus for this victory. Kraus, from the Czech Republic, came in second place and France’s Ted Piccard was third. The U.S. men didn’t do a stellar job, with Jean Christophe leading the pack in 43rd place.

Michael Schmid from Switzerland now leads the overall World Cup rankings with 340 points. Xavier Kuhn from France is in second and Norway’s Andun Groenvold is third.

The ski cross World Cup now heads to Blue Mountain, Canada for races on January 20th before going to Lake Placid, New York for the Nature Valley Freestyle Cup and racing on January 24th.