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CALGARY - Alex Bilodeau retired this year after defending his Olympic gold medal in moguls, but silver medallist Mikael Kingsbur

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CALGARY - Alex Bilodeau retired this year after defending his Olympic gold medal in moguls, but silver medallist Mikael Kingsbury has no shortage of competition from within his own Canadian team. James Hurst Jersey .In the years between winning his gold medals in the 2010 and 2014 Winter Games, Bilodeau was constantly challenged, and often beaten in World Cups and world championships by the upstart Kingsbury.The Canadians were each others measuring sticks, which helped propel them to the top two steps of the podium in Sochi, Russia, in February.When Bilodeau announced in October that he was putting away his skis to study accounting, the question was who could step up and challenge Kingsbury? But such is Canadas depth of talent in mens moguls that just making the national team requires being among the best in the world.Heading into Saturdays World Cup at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Kingsbury is chasing teammate Phil Marquis for the overall World Cup lead.Marquis, a 25-year-old from Quebec City, won the season-opening dual moguls last month in Ruka, Finland, to don the World Cup leaders yellow bib.Dual moguls, in which two skiers race each other to the bottom of a course, is not yet an Olympic event but is a staple of the World Cup circuit and world championships.Skiers are judged and scored on their turns, acrobatics and speed in single moguls, which is an Olympic event.Saturdays single moguls race in Calgary is the first of the 2014-15 World Cup season. Kingsbury has won gold in Calgary four straight years.Its a pretty tricky course, said the 22-year-old from Deux-Montagne, Que.You have to be very smart and I think Im a smart skier. I make good decisions. Theres a big pitch change here and you have to control your speed. Thats something Im good at.I dont want to focus on winning, but I want to focus on my skiing. If I do that, I put myself in a very good position to win here again in Calgary.Marc-Antoine Gagnon of Terrebone, Que., is also in the mens field Saturday. He nearly made it a Canadian podium sweep in Sochi by finishing fourth. Marquis was ninth to put four Canadian men in the top 10 at the Winter Games.The womens field Saturday features Montreal sisters Justine Dufour-Lapointe and Chloe, who won Olympic gold and silver respectively in Sochi, as well as two-time Olympian Audrey Robichaud of Quebec City.The top 12 from morning qualification advance to the final, followed by the top six moving onto the super final.Kingsbury knew his rivalry with Bilodeau was good for both of them. Another one developing with Marquis can keep him sharp and hungry in this post-Olympic season.This year Phil has the yellow bib, so its kind of bringing it back to that rivalry I had with Alex, Kingsbury said. Its always fun to have that with your friends and teammates.Ive been training with Phil all summer. Hes getting better every day. Hes going to be a good challenge all year. Hes feeling confident now that he wears that yellow bib. Im planning on getting it back, but one day at a time.The reigning world moguls champion edged Bilodeau by one point last season to win the overall World Cup crown for a third time in his career. Kingsbury finished ninth and Gagnon sixth in dual moguls in Finland to start this season.Marquis hopes he and Gagnon can be what Bilodeau was to Kingsbury with the intra-team competition driving them all to international success. In the past, weve seen Mik and Alex kind of being the one-two punch of the team, Marquis said. 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