Solden, Austria (October 23, 2005 ) – Francois Bourque from New-Richmond, QC and Thomas Grandi, Canmore, AB, finished in the top-10 of the World Cup season-opening giant slalom Sunday on the steep and treacherous Rettenbach glacier.

Former Olympic and world gold medalist Hermann Maier edged World Cup overall champion Bode Miller to win the race and move into second place on the all-time winners list. The four-time overall champion clocked an aggregate time of 2 minutes, 17.60 seconds to beat the American by seven-tenths of a second.