VEYSONNAZ, Switzerland – Mac Marcoux and his guide Tristan Rodgers conquered the legendary Piste de l’Ours for the second straight day winning Thursday’s super G at the opening stop on the Para alpine skiing World Cup circuit.
Marcoux, from Sault Ste Marie, Ont., out all of last season due to injury, and Ottawa’s Rodgers repeated Wednesday’s exploit clocking one minute and 04.91 seconds in the men’s visually impaired event.
Giacomo Bertagnolli and his guide Andrea Ravelli of Italy were second in 1:05.16 and Miroslav Haraus and Maros Hudik of Slovakia were third in 1:06.87.
Mollie Jepsen of Whistler, also chasing a second straight gold in the women’s standing super G, took the silver this time 1:11.83. She was edged by multiple world and Paralympic champion Marie Bochet of France first in 1:11.09. Ammi Hondo of Japan was third in 1:13.42.
Triple world championship medallist Frédérique Turgeon of St-Sauveur, Que. was sixth and Mel Pemble of Victoria seventh.
In the men’s standing super G, Guimond bounced back from crashing near the finish line in Wednesday’s race to grab the bronze in 1:06.81. Arthur Bauchet of France won in 1:05.51 and Markus Salcher of Austria was second in 1:06.37.
Kurt Oatway of Calgary, Wednesday’s sit skiing super G winner, did not finish Thursday.
The third super G of the week goes on Friday.