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Skiing - 27. January 2009.

Cpast team is at the top of The IPC Nations Cup for the first time in History


IPC World Cup super G in Sestriere was cancelled


SESTRIERE, ITA  – Canada’s Para-alpine Ski Team is at the top of the IPC Nations Cup standings for the first time in the team’s history. The CPAST team was coming off its best season ever, finishing second last year.


The second race in this IPC World Cup in Sestriere, ITA was cancelled due to a snow storm.


So far, the Canadian team received 24 medals during the two IPC World Cups that took place in La Molina, SPA and Sestriere, ITA. Of those 24 medals, 11 were gold.


« The World Cup races in Spain and Italy were not easy for our team. We started strong and we then got hit by many injuries. Fortunately, we were able to turn it around and get really good results in Sestriere and take the lead in Nations Cup,” said CPAST High Performance Director Jean-François Rapatel. 


“It will be a great fight until the end with Austria, but we are in good position with the last five World Cup races taking place in Canada,” added Rapatel. “The fact that our team is currently temporarily ranked number one in the world despite all the injuries we have suffered shows how much depth we now have on our team.”


The season will break until the World Cup Finals in Whistler from March 11 to 14. The next stop for the CPAST team will be the Coupe Nor-Am Cup in Kimberley February 5 and 6. The team will also be going to Kanwonland, KOR for the World Championships from February 20 to 28.

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