Kingsbury and moguls team make sunny stopover before final World Cup

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Kingsbury and moguls team make sunny stopover before final World Cup

The moguls ski team took a pretty awesome detour this week, on their way to France for the final World Cup of the season.

The fantastic four chilled in the Canary Islands, in a place called Lanzarote. It was record man and World Cup points leader Mikaël Kingsbury, second-ranked Philippe Marquis plus Simon Pouliot-Cavanagh and Marc-Antoine Gagnon who happen to sit fifth and sixth overall.


If you’re counting, that’s four in the top six, making Canada the deepest team on the tour this year.

Watching Mikaël Kingbury’s season is like tuning to the History Channel, with wins on repeat, as his seven-straight victories are a FIS moguls record.

And the biggest premiere of the season may still be on the way. At this weekend’s dual moguls event in Megève, France the 22-year-old from Quebec can break the all-time World Cup wins record of 28. Kingsbury tied French legend Edgar Grospiron earlier this month in Japan.

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I did it!!! 7 in a row!! With that Win I also tied the legend @edgar_grospiron with 28 World Cup titles! #recordspic.twitter.com/BCBeqttvR4

— Mikael Kingsbury (@MikaelKingsbury) March 2, 2015

“I am excited to compete in the World Cup this Sunday,” said Kingsbury in a release. “This has been a really great season for me. I’ve really believed in the process put forth by my coaches and my goal is to continue to follow the plan we’ve designed for the season. I obviously have the record in the back of my mind. Grospiron is a legend and it would be an honour to surpass him.”

Word is Edgar Grospiron will be in Megève, along with Jean-Luc Brassard. The Frenchman won moguls Olympic gold in Albertville, Canada’s Brassard was champ two years later at Lillehammer 1994. They are the first two male Olympic champions in their event. Kingsbury has a silver from Sochi 2014, where Alex Bilodeau won.

And Grospiron threw down a prediction, “Mikaël Kingsbury is the favourite to win this World Cup,” commented Grospiron. “Kingsbury could be the best-ever once he reaches 29 victories. I tell people to follow and cheer for that guy. He’s a fantastic champion.”

Quick rest in Lanzarote before heading to France for the last World Cup of the season!

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