The Cross Alps Tour, a tour within the broader World Cup schedule, wrapped up last night in Innichen, Italy with Australia’s Sami-Kennedy Sim finishing 11th in the race and 13th in the Cross Alps rankings.
Anton Grimus placed 33rd in the time trial qualification of 53 men, one place short of the final line World Cup line up and 43rd on the Tour rankings.
Kennedy-Sim says she is happy, albeit frustrated with another 11th place.
“We lost a couple of the races due to weather and the results were just qualifying times, not racing. It was hard to get momentum,” she said.
“I’m happy to be having elements of high performance in place and to be racing.
“The work pre-season, physically and on the mental game, has been good. The elements are all there and it’s nice to see things progress. Now it’s about putting it together.”
“I’m glad to have things to work on. That would be boring if I didn’t. I love the fight and I will keep fighting.”
“Everyone is stepping up (ahead of the PyeongChang Games),” Kennedy-Sim explained. “More people have come up from Europa Cup but there is still about 35 girls in each World Cup.”
Anton Grimus will also take advantage of the break to further strengthen his chances of making the top 32 to qualify for the PyeongChang Games. Grimus, who underwent knee surgery twice earlier in the year is currently ranked 34th.