|STONEHAM, Quebec (March 7) - Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT), illustrating once again why she is the most dominant force in snowboarding, took home her fourth World Cup win of the season during a snowboardcross competition Friday in Stoneham.|
"It felt great to win another World Cup. This course was very short so you had to get your passing done and get out in front really quickly because you could run out of track to make any passes," Jacobellis said. "I felt really good going into this contest. I'm feeling really confident."
Jacobellis' win extended her lead in the overall World Cup standings and put her within 150 points of snowboardcross World Cup leader Maelle Ricker, who finished second, in the SBX World Cup.
"Lindsey was riding great. She was super confident and had really good starts," said Snowboarding Head Coach Peter Foley. "She was getting an early lead and keeping it."
Callan Chythlook-Sifsof (Girdwood, AK) followed Jacobellis in seventh place, building her momentum and posting her second best finish of the season.
"In the first round with Lindsey, Callan had a great run and she was able to ride her pace for a while, so that was awesome," Foley said. "She needs some work in the roller section. She was slow in one and that's where she got passed. Otherwise, she could have gone into the big final."
The snowboardcross team now heads to Sun Valley, ID, for the last leg of the Jeep King of the Mountain tour March 14-16.
"I've never been to Sun Valley before, and I'm hearing great things about the course. It's being slowly put together and that's always good when they start building the course that far ahead of time because it means that they're really passionate," Jacobellis said.
Foley echoed Jacobellis, saying, "Everyone's excited to go to Sun Valley. We heard it's a great course and we're looking forward to it."
2008 NOKIA SNOWBOARD FIS WORLD CUP
Stoneham, QUE - March 7, 2008
1. Lindsey Jacobellis, Stratton Mountain, VT
2. Maelle Ricker, Canada
3. Mellie Francon, Switzerland
4. Helene Olafsen, Norway
5. Dominique Maltais, Canada
7. Callan Chythlook-Sifsof, Girdwood, AK
15. Brooke Shaw, Litchfield, CT
18. Kim Krahulec, Silverthorne, CO
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