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Mixed weekend for speed skiers

Jan Hudec, Erik Guay in top six in Lake Louise Winterstart Super G



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The top three skiers in the race were Marlies Schild of Austria by over a second in 1:43.72, followed Maria Pietilae-Holmner of Sweden in 1:44.91and Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany in 1:45.68.

In the giant slalom the previous day the only Canadian in the top 30 was Marie-Pier Prefontaine in 24th. Madison Irwin and Marie-Michele Gagnon also raced, with Irwin failing to qualify and Gagnon going off course.

Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany was first in 2:11.25, followed by Elisabeth Goergl of Austria and American skier Julia Mancuso.

The next women's World Cup races are the speed events taking place this week at Lake Louise, with a pair of downhill races and a super G on the calendar.