|LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (March 1) - U.S. Snowboarding rider Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) barreled her way to the top of the podiums Saturday winning the Visa U.S. Snowboarding Cup at Whiteface Mountain, outside Lake Placid. Jacobellis was also crowned the Visa U.S. SBX champions after their wins.|
Fourth Straight at Placid for Jacobellis
It was Jacobellis' fourth consecutive win at Lake Placid dating back to 2005. Jacobellis, who took over the overall FIS Snowboard World Cup standings with her win, sits 350 points behind Canada's Maelle Ricker in the SBX snowboard discipline standings.
"I just tried to stick with my line because I could hear her [Maelle Ricker] the entire time," Jacobellis said. "I love Lake Placid. I feel like I'm coming home because I'm from Vermont and they just make the best course year round here. I really enjoy riding it and I feel great about the whole day."
"Lindsey was super strong. As the rounds went on she just got faster and faster," said U.S. Snowboarding Head Coach Peter Foley. "Even though those guys were breathing down her neck, they didn't have anything for her, really."
Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) is in the lead at the Visa U.S. Snowboarding Cup, Lake Placid, NY (Oliver Kraus/FIS)
The Visa U.S. Snowboarding Cup continues Sunday with the exhibition SBX Team event and concludes Monday with PGS World Cup action in Lake Placid.
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Visa U.S. Snowboarding Cup
Lake Placid, N.Y. - March 1, 2008
Women's (16 make finals)
1. Lindsey Jacobellis, Stratton Mountain, VT
2. Maelle Ricker, Canada
3. Dominique Maltais, Canada
4. Helene Olafsen, Norway
5. Mellie Francon, Switzerland
6. Callan Chythlook-Sifsof, Girdwood, AK
19. Marni Yamada, Seattle, WA
20. Brooke Shaw, Litchfield, CT
21. Kim Krahulec, Silverthorne, CO
30. Faye Gulini, Salt Lake City
32. Lynn Ott, Bend, OR
33. Lynn Neil, Ogden, UT
34. Heather Doolittle, Belgrade, ME
35. Jenna Feldman, Linwood, NJ
– but the sailors praise the new boats
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