Whistler Mountain's Seger 16th at Kitzbuhel 

WMSC alum sets new World Cup best

click to enlarge PHOTO BY STEVE FLECKENSTEIN - Brodie Seger, shown here in a file photo, put up a new World Cup best result in Kitzbuhel, Austria, on Jan. 25.
  • Photo by Steve Fleckenstein
  • Brodie Seger, shown here in a file photo, put up a new World Cup best result in Kitzbuhel, Austria, on Jan. 25.

Brodie Seger smashed his way to a new Audi FIS World Cup best on Friday.

In Jan. 25 downhill action at the famed Kitzbuhel, Austria track, the Whistler Mountain Ski Club (WMSC) alumnus hit the top 20 with a sweet 16 finish.

The 23-year-old finished in a two-run time of one minute, 58.37 seconds (1:58.37), 1.55 seconds back of winner Dominik Paris of Italy. Switzerland's Beat Feuz (0.20 seconds back) and Austria's Otmar Streidinger (0.37 seconds back) also hit the podium.

Seger's previous World Cup best was a 43rd-place showing in the downhill at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany last January.

"That course is a wild ride and I'm really happy with the way I fought my way down," Seger said in a release. "I knew right away I made a mistake in the middle section, but I kept pushing and I couldn't be more excited about getting my first World Cup points on this legendary hill."

In other good news for Canada, Ben Thomsen continued his stellar season with a sixth-place showing, 1.06 seconds back of Paris. It was his best result in a downhill since 2012.

"I'm really happy, but it is a little bit of a bittersweet moment. I was shooting for the podium today, (and) it didn't quite happen," Thomsen said in the release. "It was close, the skiing was there (but) the competition is also there too. It's really competitive on the men's circuit right now."

Fellow WMSC alum Jack Crawford posted his top World Cup downhill finish with a 32nd.

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