The 2017 Villars IFSC Lead World Cup is taking place from July 7 to 8. There are a handful of Canadians at the big event.

After Qualifications, Alannah Yip finished in 38th (28th in Speed), Becca Frangos in 39th and Em Pellerin in 52nd. For Canadian Males, Elan Jonas McRae ended Qualifications in 43rd, Jj Mah in 67th and Kyle Murdoch in 72nd. (click to play clip below)

Update July 10: Finals Results Male/Female
1. Romain Desgranges / Janja Garnbret
2. Domen Skofic / Mina Markovic
3. Fedir Samoilov / Anak Verhoeven

The start lists in Lead were loaded with big-name athletes, both young and veteran climbers looking to shine on the world stage. Eight of the top-10 Females and seven of the top-10 Males in the world Lead rankings are tying this month, including 2016 season champions Janja Garnbret and Domen Skofic of Slovenia.

A number of rising stars are joining them, among whom are French national champion Nolwenn Arc and youth world champion Sam Avezou.

For Switzerland, Anne-Sophie Koller and Sascha Lehmann returned to Villars after a year of strong performances.


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