A weekend to remember for Alexandre Bilodeau
Current Olympic and World Dual Mogul Champion Alex Bilodeau won the FIS Dual Mogul World Cup in Are today and led teammates Justine Dufour-Lapointe and Jenn Heil to another three-medal-day for Canada.
Bilodeau beat overall points-leader France’s Guilbaut Colas to take the gold. In the small final, Patrick Deneen of the US bested Canadian Mikael Kingsbury for the bronze. Kingsbury lost the previous dual to Colas.
Sweden has been very good to Bilodeau, whose victory today capped a perfect performance here – winning the single and dual mogul qualification and finals runs in the two-day event. The win marked Bilodeau’s 28th World Cup podium and was a repeat of his 2009 domination on the same course.
“The skiing was so fast today,” said Bilodeau of the icy and challenging course. “At that kind of speed any small mistake will push you off the edge. But I come from Quebec and I like a firm course with big moguls, so it was good for me. Plus, absorption is one of my strengths and it helps me maintain my speed in control.”
Bilodeau now moves to second place in the overall rankings.
1 BILODEAU Alexandre CAN
2 COLAS Guilbaut FRA
3 DENEEN Patrick USA
4 KINGSBURY Mikael CAN