Racing in the snow

Maxime Leboeuf successfully defended his ITU S3 World Cup title in Quebec this year. Here he leads France's Bruno Freudenreich in the 2016 race.

| March 2, 2017 | RACES

Maxime Lebeuf (CAN) leads Bruno Freudenreich (FRA) at the 2016 ITU S3 World Cup in Quebec City.

Maxime Lebeuf (CAN) leads Bruno Freudenreich (FRA) at the 2016 ITU S3 World Cup in Quebec City.

Photo >Kevin Mackinnon

A year ago Maxime Leboeuf proved that S3 racing (snowshoe, skating and xc skiing) was becoming a sport that required proficiency in all three disciplines as he posted some of the fastest times in the 5 km snowshoe, 11 km skate and 9 km ski race in Quebec City. In 2017 he continued his new-found dominance, leading an all-Canadian podium at this year's S3 World Cup.

2017 Elite Men’s Results
1. Maxime Leboeuf, Canada (QC) 1:10:23
2. Olivier Babineau, Canada (QC) 1:13:49
3. Marc-André Bédard, Canada (QC) 1:15:51

2017 Elite Women’s Results
1. Ariane Carrier, Canada (QC) 1:25:39
2. Amanda Butler, Canada 1:27:27
3. Claude Godbout, Canada (QC) 1:29:24