Vail Valley’s Del Bosco, Kloser have big days
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GRINDELWALD, Switzerland – The sun rises in east, and Chris Del Bosco is in the hunt.
The Eagle-Vail skicrosser, who races for Canada, continued his post-Olympic tear, finishing third in Grindewald, Switzerland.
In his last seven starts including the X Games, Del Bosco has finished first, 11th, first, first, fourth, second and third.
Del Bosco has piled up 437 World Cup points, second only behind Switzerland’s Michael Schmid (615). Schmid, who was second in Friday’s race, will likely take the title with two races remaining on the slate, but this is skicross which makes predicting anything folly.
Norway’s Audun Groenvald won Friday’s men’s race.
On the ladies’ side of things, the Canadians swept the podium with Kelsey Serwa leading the way followed by Olympic gold-medalist Ashleigh McIvor and Danielle Poleschuk.
Del Bosco is next in action Sunday in Meirengen, Switzerland, where he finished second last season.
Kloser cracks top 30
ARE, Sweden – Vail’s Heidi Kloser continues to turn heads.
The 17-year-old made the finals of World Cup moguls event in Are, Sweden, Friday finishing 13th. Teammate Hannah Kearney, who won gold in last month’s Olympics won the event.
For Kloser, it’s the third time she’s made the finals – top 16 – of a World Cup moguls event in four career starts this year. She qualified for the final three tops of the tour by winning the Nor-Am tour title last week.
With the 13th-place finish, Kloser has cracked the top 30 in World Cup points, moving up to 26th in the world.
Kloser, a Ski and Snowboard Club Vail racer, continues on the World Cup with dual moguls today, also in Are.