Alexandre Bilodeau leads Canada's Olympic ski team
Canada's Alex Bilodeau skies the course during the final to win the gold medal in the moguls event of the World Cup Freestyle Skiing event on Jan. 19, 2014 in Val-St-Come, Que. (Paul Chiasson/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The Canadian Press
Published Monday, January 20, 2014 12:55PM EST
MONTREAL -- Reigning Olympic champion Alexandre Bilodeau headlines Canada's freestyle ski team roster for the Sochi Olympics.
The Montreal skier won his third straight World Cup moguls event over the weekend, edging out teammate and rival Mikael Kingsbury of Deux-Montagnes.
Kingsbury and Marc-Antoine Gagnon of Terrebonne, were also named to the early 20-athlete nomination list Monday by the Canadian Freestyle Ski Association.
The women's moguls team includes Montreal sisters Chloe, Justine and Maxime Dufour-Lapointe along with Audrey Robichaud of Quebec City. Chloe and Justine finished 1-2 over the weekend at a World Cup in Val St. Come.
World champion Kaya Turski of Montreal and Dara Howell of Huntsville, Ont., headline the women's slopestyle team. They're joined by Quebec City's Kim Lamarre and Yuki Tsubota of Whistler, B.C.
Alex Beaulieu-Marchand of Quebec City will compete in men's slopestyle.
Calgary's Roz Groenewoud anchors the halfpipe team. She's joined by Megan Gunning of Calgary and Keltie Hansen of Edmonton on the women's side.
The men's halfpipe lineup includes Edmonton's Mike Riddle, Matt Margetts of Penticton, B.C., and Justin Dorey and Noah Bowman, both of Calgary.
World silver medallist Travis Gerritts of Milton, Ont., will be the lone competitor in men's aerials.
There are six remaining spots available on the freestyle team. They're expected to be filled Jan. 27 when the skicross team is unveiled.