Manny wins Val Gardena

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DECEMBER 19,2009

Manuel Osborne-Paradis won for the second time early in the 2009-’10 World Cup season, taking the classic Saslong downhill in Val Gardena, Italy, on Saturday (Dec. 19).

The Whistler Mountain Ski Club alumnus, who won the Bombardier Lake Louise Winterstart super-G last month, is the first Canadian to win twice in a season since Thomas Grandi won two giant slalom races in three days in December 2004.

“Before Christmas normally I don’t ski that well,” Osborne-Paradis said in an Alpine Canada Alpin statement. “But I have been getting better and I am figuring out these courses more and more, just becoming so much more confident on every course.”

“This is the first year that I have had a game plan on every course before I have got here, just with the experience that I have. I have put in my time and now it’s just paying off with me being able to know the courses,” he said.

Osborne-Paradis, the ninth racer of the day to leave the start hut, won with a time of two minutes, 01.27 seconds. Austria’s Mario Scheiber put up the day’s greatest challenge to the Canadian, finishing 13 hundredths of a second behind. Ambrosi Hoffmann of Switzerland was third in 2:01.52.

Osborne-Paradis now has eight career World Cup podium results and has become the fifth Canadian male alpine ski racer with more than two career World Cup wins.

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One thought on “Manny wins Val Gardena

    ROSALVA said:
    February 16, 2010 at 6:12 AM

    Yes you the storyteller

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