Olympic and world championsTessa Virtue of London, Ont., and Scott Moir of Ilderton, Ont., were the ice dance victors at the Rostelecom Cup on Saturday.
Virtue and Moir also dominated with a season-best 173.99 points. It is the third time in four seasons that the Canadians have won the maximum two Grand Prix in a season.
“It was great, a really solid performance for us,” said Virtue. “From beginning until the end there was a little bit more intensity in every movement. Our goal this year was not to repeat any element we’ve done in the past; every lift, footwork and spin is new. That’s risky in ice dancing and at this point in the year we have to stay focused on the big goal and continue building to the worlds.”
Young riders wait for the coffin of Honda MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli to arrive for his funeral service in Coriano on Thursday. The 24-year-old was killed during the Grand Prix race at Sepang on Oct. 23, when he lost control of his bike and was struck by fellow riders Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi. Photo: REUTERS/Stringer