Maltais/Ricker and Wescott/Holland top podium of the Snowboard Cross team event at Telluride

Yesterday’s winners of the FIS Snowboard World Cup season’s second snowboard cross single race in Telluride, Colorado, have also underlined their strength in today’s team SBX event. While Dominique Maltais (CAN) and Maelle Ricker (CAN) clinched their first victory in a team race, Seth Wescott (USA) crowned his Golden weekend winning the men’s race together with team mate Nate Holland (USA).

Simona Meiler (SUI) and Emilie Aubry (SUI) came in second in the women’s finals edging of Raffaella Brutto (ITA) and Michela Moioli (ITA) to the third spot.

On the men’s side, Tomaso Leoni (ITA) and Emanuel Perathoner (ITA) as well as Michael Haemmerle (AUT) and Hanno Douschan (AUT) rounded out the podium as second and third.


Key facts

  • Perfect weekend for Maltais and Wescott who not only win the single race but also the team event
  • Just like yesterday, Wescott came out victorious by winning a photo finish, this time against Perathoner
  • First team event win for Maltais/Ricker
  • The FIS Snowboard World Cup continues with the Parallel World Cup opener (PGS) next week in Carezza, Italy (Dec 21)



Dominique Maltais (CAN), first: I’m super happy. It was a perfect weekend and a perfect season so far, too.

We had some bad luck in the past and have never been able to win this one. Last night, we were super pumped to win this one and finally leave with the Gold from this team event.

Seth Wescott (USA), first: I messed up that upper flat. I got out in the powder. I waited and played the draft to the end. I knew if I was on him coming to that last jump that I would be able to get him by the finish line. It was tight.

As I said yesterday it’s so nice to feel healthy again. I think my head really wasn’t in it last week in Austria, so it’s nice to come home to the States and get the focus going and feel like I’m riding good again.

Tomaso Leoni (ITA), second: That was my second World Cup and it was amazing to make the last run with the best riders in the world. I’m very excited. This is the best day in my live.

It was very close. We were a bit unlucky but that’s OK.


The 2013 FIS Snowboard Cross World Cup – One Tour, One Champion

The 2013 FIS Snowboard Cross World Cup consists of ten competitions on top courses all over the world, featuring both individual and team competitions and always focused on the goal of delivering quality over quantity.

Each course is purpose-built with freestyle-based features such as big table-top jumps, wu-tangs, step-ups, step-downs, rollers and banked turns that provide several opportunities to overtake.

Depending on the venue, the course features are built to accommodate spectacular four or six rider heats and to provide intense head-to-head, fast-paced action.

The FIS Snowboard Cross World Cup is the only tour of its kind and fully supported by both riders and teams. The global circuit features the world’s best female and male athletes at every World Cup stop, including World Champions and Olympic medallists who are fighting to become the overall champions of the season.

This season’s top highlight will be the FIS Snowboard World Championships at Stoneham, Quebec (CAN) at the end of January 2013.



Final results women:

Final results men: