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Jacobellis wins on Olympic Course
CYPRESS MOUNTAIN, BC - Lindsey Jacobellis' (Stratton Mountain, VT) status as the most dominant woman in snowboardcross remained unfettered Friday as she won to retain her position as the World Cup SBX leader on the Olympic course at Cypress Mountain. Jacobellis was joined on the podium by fellow U.S. Snowboarder Seth Wescott (Sugarloaf, ME) who was third.
"It's one of the best courses I have ridden all year," Jacobellis said. "It flowed really nicely and it's nice that I did so well."
Jacobellis is ready to ride. (U.S. Snowboarding-Lindsey Sine)
Jacobellis won each of her heats, but it was a tactical line that shot her ahead in the final round.
"It feels great and I'm happy to win any race. At the entrance of the first banked turn I was in third and then dropped in low for a pass and drifted up and I felt like I got some speed out of that turn, then I just tried to maintain the lead for the rest of the way down," Jacobellis said.
According to the winner, however, the fact that she won on what will be the Olympic course was not a factor for her victory celebration Friday.
"It will be the same course builder for the Olympics. But, it’s still a year away. There's still more competitions to do and I'm just going to take one at a time," Jacobellis said. "It would be nice to up my medal but I'll just try to take it one event at a time because it's still so far away."
2009 LG SNOWBOARD FIS WORLD CUP
Cypress Mountain, BC - Feb. 13, 2009
1. Lindsey Jacobellis, Stratton Mountain, VT
2. Olivia Nobs, Switzerland
3. Helene Olafsen, Norway
4. Maelle Ricker, Canada
5. Mellie Francon, Switzerland
11. Marni Yamada, Seattle, WA
16. Joanie Anderson, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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photo Cheltenham jockey club
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photo Cheltenham Racecourse