Scott Hume, Robbie Dixon and Dustin Fraser are 1st, 2nd and 3rd at Pontiac GMC Cup GS, Nakiska 2005
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KANANASKIS, Alta.- Shona Rubens of Calgary earned her sixth gold medal this season but this time shared the top spot on the podium with Allison Empey of Calgary as they tied for first place in the women's giant slalom race at the Pontiac GMC Cup.

Rubens and Empey each clocked a two-run time of 2:09.48 at Nakiska Mountain. For the second straight day Carmel McElroy of Calgary was third in 2:10.84. It was the second consecutive afternoon that Albertans swept the podium in women's competition.

In the men's GS, it was a B.C., sweep as Scott Hume of Whistler hung on to first place at 2:05.20 with Robbie Dixon of Whistler second at 2:05.25 and Dustin Fraser of Quadra Island third at 2:06.05.

For Hume it was his second victory in three days to go along with a silver on Sunday. He is the younger brother of Jeff Hume who placed sixth at a World Cup downhill on Saturday.

''I'm pretty happy about it and I'm looking forward to testing myself against the Europeans,'' said Hume, 22, who'll head overseas after this competition to compete on the Europa Cup circuit. ''I'm certainly very confident right now. I'm trying to be as consistent and as clean which is something I've struggled with of late. These kind of races for a more experienced guy like me is the perfect preparation.''

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 Nakiska stop ends Tuesday.

Monday's leading giant slalom results at the Pontiac GMC Cup alpine skiing competition

Men: 1. Scott Hume, Whistler, B.C., 2:05.20; 2. Robbie Dixon, Whistler, 2:05.25; 3. Dustin Fraser, Quadra Island, 2:06.05; 4. Jeff Crompton, Calgary, 2:06.27; 5. James Arnott, New Zealand, 2:06.63; 6. Brady Leman, Calgary, 2:06.95; 7. Graham Kraft, Vernon, B.C., 2:07.14; 8. Ben Chaddock, Richmond, B.C., 2:07.60; 9. Taylor Wronko, Calgary, 2:08.02; 10. Dustin McLeay, Calgary, 2:08.20.

Women: 1. (tie) Shona Rubens, Calgary and Allison Empey, Calgary, 2`:09.48; 3. Carmel McElroy, Calgary, 2:10.84; 4. Kelly McBroom, Canmore, Alta., 2:12.12; 5. Kayla Leman, Calgary, 2:13.34; 6. Julia Peters, Campbell River, B.C., 2:13.63; 7. Lindsay Kraft, Vernon, B.C., 2:13.71; 8. Georgia Simmerling, West Vancouver, 2:13.96; 9. Sandra MacDonald, Summerland, B.C., 2:14.16; 10. Jennifer Sudermann, Calgary, 2:14.45.