X Games champion Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) broke the ice with the first U.S. win in Telluride Friday, cruising to victory in the USANA Snowboardcross Cup in the opening SBX event of the LG FIS Snowboard World Cup.
* 24th World Cup win (in 55 starts) for Lindsey Jacobellis
was first for U.S. rider in three history of World Cup in
* Third year at Telluride with both a final pre-season camp
and World Cup.
* USANA Snowboardcross Cup wraps up Saturday with a team SBX
I haven't had great success at the first World Cup of any seasonn
for the last few years so this has really kicked it off for me.
It shows that what I was doing in the summer was working as well
as our early training camp here at Telluride. And that's crucial
to that head start for the season.
I was able to get the hole shot in the first two very easily,
getting out of the gate and pumping the features. In the final, I
don't feel like I was the first one out of the gate but I was
working the features really well. I just tried to get into the
smallest tuck possible as I knew Dominque was right behind me and
she carries the freight really well in the flat sections. I just
tried to make not make any mistakes, hold the line and be patient
with all my turns.
It was so nice that Telluride accomodated us for the training
camp. Just to come out here to get used to the altitude with two
different mini-courses to try some drills and work with other
teammates to get the fine tuning about what is the fastest is
extremely beneficial for us.
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