Del Bosco’s Third podium

Chris Del Bosco goes three for three in podium finishes this season claiming a third-place finish in today’s race at Val Thorens, France. The Canadian ski cross team continues to excel on the World Cup tour with four top six finishes, including Marielle Thompson in fifth, and Kelsey Serway and Brady Leman both finishing in sixth. After three World Cup stops this year, Del Bosco leads the tour standings, with Leman and Thompson in second.

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Del Bosco lead every heat throughout the day and looked to be heading into another victory when Olympic Champion Jean Frederic Chapuis made a strong pass mid-way through on his home-course, causing Del Bosco to fall back to third.

“I had another really good start in today’s final but I just couldn’t make the passes heading into the final turns,” said Del Bosco. “It was a battle all the way through today but I’m happy I stayed on my feet and happy with another podium finish.”

Thompson and Serwa looked strong through the day with both athletes leading their semi-final heats. In both cases, legal contact with other racers prevented them from advancing to the finals. In the small final Thompson and Serwa easily finished first and second. Serwa’s continued improvement week to week, shows she is back on-track and ready land on the podium where she belongs.

Twenty-seven year-old, Kevin Drury, a member of the ski cross Next Gen team, impressed his competitors in the early heats with strong starts and aggressive skiing. Dury finished 10th in the first World Cup final of his career, and looks to continue his development on the World Cup Tour.

Today was the second day of back-to-back races on the tough track in Val Thorens that showcased big features, lots of air and exciting competition. The track slowed down on day number two, with some snow deterioration causing some trickier turns and riskier passes. The team is taking advantage of the next few days to rest up before heading to one of the teams favourite tracks in Innichen, Italy for their next set of races.