Riders in this news : ; Marie-Michele GAGNON
During the finals of Schladming, Marie-Michèle Gagnon ended 6th of the last slalom of the season. With her 3rd place in Are, she finishes 10th of the ranking of the speciality. In this video, she pays tribute to Nick Zoricic her teammate who passed away last week during the finals of Ski Cross.
“This result is very good to end the season. My last slaloms were very strong too. This year is above my expectations, I’m very happy. My third place in Are gives me confidence and also the victory of Erin in Ofterschwang. It gives me good ideas for the next year. I think it will be very great. We decided with all the team to pay tribute to Nick Zoricic and Sarak Burke our teammates. They passed away this year, it’s very sad and we wanted to show that we thought about them.”
Jean-Baptiste Grange takes also the 6th place in the giant slalom. This season, he made three Top 10 with a 4th place in Crans-Montana and an 8th place in Bansko. After a difficult season due to his back’s problems, the skier of Valloire hopes that the next winter will be better.
“This 6th place is good for me even if I was not very well in the first leg. In the 2nd run, I take advantage to leave in the first bibs. I made four good slaloms these last weeks and I am very close of the top 15. It’s a really good thing for next year. There is still a slalom tomorrow to end correctly the season and after I will have a rest. I must continue to work on my back in order to have fewer pains. It’s the first year I can’t train like I want, it’s complicated but I hang on! I fought for a 20th place in slalom thet me exchange, it’s sure!”
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