Canada’s Dixon wins race at Vail’s Golden Peak |

Canada’s Dixon wins race at Vail’s Golden Peak

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Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado – Canada’s Robbie Dixon skied to gold in North America’s first FIS race of the season, at Vail. Invited to this opening FIS race were U.S. team members, U.S. skiers with a world ranking of 350 or better in giant slalom, development invitations based on performance and ranking, as well as foreign athletes per quota guidelines.

“This is a good confidence builder for Dixon,” said Canadian Team coach John McBride. “It’s a good warmup and a good hill. Both Ski and Snowboard Club Vail and the U.S. Ski Team have been very helpful and accommodating during the time we have trained here.”

Second place in Monday’s race went to Thomas Biesemeyer of the U.S. Ski Team with a time of 2:09.35. Jonathan Nordbotter, hailing from Norway and skiing for the University of Vermont, raced to third place, stopping the clock in 2:10.35.

Ski and Snowboard Club Vail’s Adam Cole, a former member of the DU Ski Team, took 11th.

“It’s good to have this start under our belts,” Cole said.

SSCV’s Sean McCormick and Cannon O’Brien also competed in Monday’s Invitational FIS race.

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