Pontiac GMC Cup Next Stop Nakiska, Alberta January 2005 - BC Alpine Ski Association

Robbie Dixon - BCST 03/04
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Scott Hume BCST 2003/2004
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Two successful days of Men's Giant Slalom racing concluded the first stop on the Pontiac GMC Cup race circuit in Panorama Monday. Brad Spence of Calgary, who trained this past summer along side Canada's latest hero Thomas Grandi, pulled off a decisive victory, clocking a two-run time of two minutes and 12.99 seconds for his third medal of the competition on the icy course which froze up after Sunday's rain. Cameron Barnes of Canmore, Alta., and Stefan Guay of Mont-Tremblant, Que., tied for second at 2:15.07.

''Watching Thomas win a World Cup race definitely motivated me,'' said Spence, about Grandi's Gold Medal performance on Sunday in Italy. ''It was finally nice for me to put down a second solid run as well today. The course was absolutely perfect.''

Top-15 Results from Sunday's GS:
1 GUAY Stefan
2 KUCERA John
3 SPENCE Brad
4 HUME Scott (Whistler/BCST)
5 ANDERSON David (RosslandCanadian Alpine Ski Team)
6 CROMPTON Jeff
7 BARNES Cameron
8 WHITE Trevor
9 WALL Bradley
10 SINE Gareth
11 PERLUS Ryan
12 STUART Cameron
13 COLPITTS Chris (Whistler)
14 DIXON Robbie (North Vancouver/BCST)
15 HANEY Brett

Top-15 Results from Monday's GS:
1 SPENCE Brad
2 BARNES Cameron
GUAY Stefan
4 SINE Gareth
5 KUCERA John
6 WHITE Trevor
7 DIXON Robbie (North Vancouver/BCST)
8 HUME Scott (Whistler/BCST)
9 WALL Bradley
10 CROMPTON Jeff
11 FRASER Dustin (Mt. Washington/BCST)
HELIE Louis-Pierre
13 PERLUS Ryan
14 NOVLJAN Jean
15 DAWSON Travis

The Pontiac GMC Cup series features 32 races in four provinces before the national championships in March. The series culminates with the 2005 Pontiac GMC Canadian Championships at Mont Ste-Anne and Le Massif, in Quebec, from March 17-22, 2005. The best young athletes from Canada compete head-to-head against athletes from the Canadian Alpine Ski Team in speed and technical events. The second stop in the series is January 8-11 at Nakiska, Alta.