The U.S. Snowboarding Team made a clean sweep yesterday with Lindsey Jacobellis and teammate Nate Holland both winning the Veysonnaz World Cup snowboardcross.
Jacobellis has been on a roll this season with yesterday’s performance marking her third straight win of the season, making her undefeated since her first victory at the USANA Snowboardcross Cup at Telluride in December. Sunday’s victory marked a huge milestone for Lindsey, and is the 25th World Cup SBX win of her career!
“It’s always a great goal to win every race. I just keep trying my best. I feel like I’m on a role, my body feels good. I’m happy with how I’ve been approaching mentally this year”, said Jacobellis.
Nate Holland took first place with a photo finish that ended up coming down to a mere half board length ahead of Switzerland’s Markus Schairer. This victory propels him ahead of the pack in World Cup Snowboardcross ranks.
Holland was stoked about the win, “It’s awesome. I knew I was riding well on this course. I love this course like I said I love the speed. It’s good to hit the podium twice. It’s good to be back in race form.”
There was one particular line on the snowboardcross course that was the bane of every competitor’s weekend — everyone except Holland, who later revealed. “There was a sucker line. People were complaining about it. I didn’t take that line all week long. You could dive in and get bumped around or you could stay high and ride it smooth. Now we are done I can tell everyone that.”
The tour now heads to the X Games in Aspen before swinging through Blue Mountain, ON in Feb. plus the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Canyons Resort I Park City, UT.