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Americans Jacobellis, Baumgartner sweep Snowboard World Cup

Americans Jacobellis, Baumgartner sweep Snowboard World Cup

Lindsay Jacobellis and Nick Baumgartner gave the United States a first-place sweep in the U.S. Snowboarding Cup snowboard cross event at Whiteface Mountain on Saturday.
Jacobellis and Baumgartner each won all of their qualifying races as well as the final heats in the men's and women's World Cup contest.
Jacobellis also won her fourth straight SBX title at Whiteface.
Canada's Maelle Ricker, who rode to victories in the most recent two World Cup SBX events heading into Lake Placid, finished second in the women's competition. Canadian Dominique Maltais was third.
Saturday's men's victory was the first of the season for Baumgartner, who had to ride in an additional heat to reach the final after a rerun was declared in his semifinal heat.
Canada's Drew Neilson, who won an SBX title at Whiteface Mountain in 2007, finished second in the men's competition. Canadian Tom Velisek was third.
Saturday's SBX race also served as this season's U.S. National Championship, which gave both Jacobellis and Baumgartner two wins on the day.
The VISA U.S. Snowboarding Cup continues Sunday at Whiteface with the SBX team event and wraps up Monday with men's and women's parallel giant slalom races.


Updated : 2021-02-28 18:35 GMT+08:00