Allison Forsyth, CAST 2004
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The 2004 World Cup season ended on a high note for two Canadians on Sunday at Sestrieres, Italy, site of the 2006 Olympic Winter Games.

Sunday's women's giant slalom brought to a close a painful and difficult World Cup season for Canada's Allison Forsyth. The 25-year-old racer who grew up in Nanaimo, BC, and now lives in Canmore, Alta., has been plagued with painful tendonitis in her hips since December. The severity of Forsyth's injury was realized too late for her to claim injury status and freeze her top-15 giant slalom ranking, so she made the decision to continue to race GS at the World Cup level, and laid off the slalom in order to preserve her season.

“It's been my toughest year yet on the World Cup circuit