Lindsey Jacobellis remained undefeated this season as she and Nate Holland swept to wins in Veysonnaz. (Getty Images/AFP-Fabrice Coffrini)
VEYSONNAZ, Switzerland (Jan. 22) – It was a sweep for U.S. Snowboarding Sunday with Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) and teammate Nate Holland (Squaw Valley, CA) winning at the Veysonnaz World Cup. Jacobellis continued on a roll with her third straight win of the season to remain undefeated starting with her victory in the USANA Snowboardcross Cup at Telluride last month. The tour now swings back to the USA for next weekend's X Games in Aspen.
A great day to be celebrating wins on FIS World Snow Day.
Nate Holland now leads the pack in the World Cup Snowboardcross rankings, his first win since last season’s event in Lech.
Holland took the win in a photo finish – a mere half board length ahead of Swiss Markus Schairer.
Callan Chythlook-Sofsof (Anchorage) was sixth while Jonathan Cheever (Saugus, MA) flew into an eighth place finish
A great milestone for Lindsey Jacobellis with her 25th World Cup SBX win of her career (she also has one halfpipe win)!
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.
QUOTES Lindsey Jacobellis Today was a fight. I didn't have a great start, so I was trying to plan my way down the course and see what opportunities would open up for me.
I was kind of following Dominique (Maltais) down just waiting if I could make a pass somewhere. I saw a little opportunity and just went for it.
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.
Nate Holland 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.
Both (Schad and Perathoner) went down right in front of me in the turn section everybody was talking about the last couple of days.
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.