Snowshoe, USA (September 20, 2021) — Jackson Goldstone (Miranda Factory Team) capped off an incredible first downhill season on Saturday, winning the Junior overall World Cup title a few weeks after becoming World Champion. Goldstone’s season includes three first place finishes and three second place finishes, putting him well ahead of his other opponents with 300 points.
“I’m super stoked with my season so far,” said Goldstone. “It’s been pretty dreamy that I was able to take the overall World Cup title on top of the World Championship title. I’m so happy to be on the podium and finish the season on a high.”
On Wednesday, Canadian athletes competed in the first of two DH World Cups in Snowshoe, USA, with Canadian champion Finn Iles (Specialized Gravity) claiming his first podium of the season in fourth place, followed by Mark Wallace (Canyon Collective) in fifth. This was the first time in Canadian history that two Elite men stood on a World Cup podium at the same time.
“It was a big week in Snowshoe, six days on such a physical track was tough but it was a great way to end the season,” said Wallace. “The highlight of my week and season was standing on the podium with Finn [Iles] after race one. It’s something we have talked about for years but knew would be tough to accomplish so it was really cool to make that happen!”
On the cross-country side, Norco Factory Team’s Carter Woods came into the last race of the season ranked number one U23 in the world after winning two races earlier this season. He eventually finished 14th and caps off his season ranked 4th, Canada’s top XCO result of 2021. The Snowshoe World Cup also marked Catharine Pendrel’s (Clif Pro Team) final world cup competition after an illustrious career which includes an Olympic bronze medal, two world titles and three World Cup overall wins.
Canadian cross-country athletes now head to Baie-Saint-Paul for the Canadian XCO Championships from September 24-26.