After completing 13e of the sprint format earlier this week, Chris Del Bosco said he wanted to do more on the track, which he did brilliantly on Saturday. The Montrealer collected his best result of the season with a seventh place at the World Cup in Idre Fjäll, Sweden.
Heavy snow made it difficult for the event organizers throughout the week, so skiers had to wait 48 hours before they could finally get back to the action.
Chris Del Bosco showed his form early on by taking the 20e qualifying level, before successfully passing the first two knockout heats. His fourth place in the semifinals then relegated him to the small final, where he placed third.
“I had a good day! It’s been quite a while since I reached the semi-finals, so I’m happy with my performance. I arrived just short, but I feel very good for the next races, hoping I can do even better! »Said Del Bosco after the test.
British Columbian Reece Howden was crowned at the end of the day, winning the grand final ahead of Switzerland’s Jonas Lenheer and Germany’s Niklas Bachsleitner.
Also in action on the men’s side, Jared Schmidt placed 27e during qualifying, but saw his journey end in the round of 16.
“Even though I was eliminated in the first qualifying round, I’m happy with my performance. I was very close in this race and it’s a big step in the right direction for me. I executed my game plan well and it allowed me to reach the top-32 ”, said the one who finally finished 29e.
Her sister Hannah was in the women’s event. The Mont-Tremblant skier finished qualifying in 17e place, 1.11 seconds from 16e and last rank giving access to the elimination rounds.
Alizée Baron and Marielle Berger Sabbatel signed the double for France in the grand final. The current world leader in the discipline, Switzerland’s Fanny Smith, completed the podium.
Chris Del Bosco, Jared Schmidt and Hannah Schmidt will take to Idre Fjäll’s course one last time on Sunday, as a qualifying session will be followed by a third final.