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World Cup champions crowned in Italy

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Canmore’s Thomas Grandi was 15 th in the competition, and he remained 10th in the final slalom standings.

"I’m glad I held on to the top-10," said Grandi, who made the fastest second run of the day after figuring out his new skis. "It’s uplifting motivation after the disappointment of Saturday’s cancelled GS. It’s good to have some positive to end the season with."

As well as a top-10 finish, Grandi will also receive a vehicle from Pontiac GMC for a year as part of a sponsorship deal.

Schoenfelder claimed the slalom title with 630 points, followed by Pallander with 595 and Benjamin Raich of Austria with 255.

When all the points had been added up the overall World Cup women’s title winner was Anja Paerson of Sweden who was first in the slalom and GS, 15 th in super G and 42 nd in downhill to earn 1,561 total points. Renate Goetschl of Austria was second with both the downhill and super G titles and 1,344 points, and Germany’s Maria Riesch was third with 977 points.

Emily Brydon was the top Canadian finishing 27 th overall with 292 points.

In the men’s overall rankings Hermann Maier made his comeback complete with first place in the super G standings, third in the downhill and 1,265 total points to lead the field. His teammate Stephan Eberharter was a close second with 1,223 points. Another Austrian, Benjamin Raich, was third with 1,139 points, five points ahead of Bode Miller of the U.S.

Thomas Grandi was the top-ranked Canadian in 21 st overall with 366 points.

The Canadian team is back at home and preparing for the Pontiac GMC Cup Canadian Championships at Le Massif and Mont-Ste-Anne in Quebec this weekend.