|TELLURIDE, Colo. (Dec. 16) - World champion Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) fended off a strong women's field to also take a win in the opening King of the Mountain event of the season in single digit temperatures. Each pocketed $15,000.|
photo Bidez Pesko
Jacobellis made it through the early heats easily but faced World Cup leader Maelle Ricker of Canada in the finals. The Olympic silver medalist held her off to take the victory for the USA. Olympic bronze medalist Dominque Maltais of Canada was third.
The King of the Mountain series will resume in mid-February in Squaw Valley, CA.
JEEP KING OF THE MOUNTAIN SBX
Dec. 16, 2007
1. Lindsey Jacobellis, Stratton Mountain, VT
2. Maelle Ricker, Canada
3. Dominique Maltais, Canada
4. Helene Olafsen, Norway
Complete men's results and brackets
Complete women's results and brackets
Picture by Alex Broadway/SWpix.com