Nate Holland leads, Austria’s Julian Lueftner in red, Russia’s Daniil Dilman in blue and Jake Vedder in yellow in heat six of the snowboardcross World Cup in Feldberg, Germany, Saturday. (FIS-Oliver Kraus)
FELDBERG, Germany (Feb. 11, 2017)—Three American women finished in the top 10 Saturday at the first of two FIS World Cup snowboardcross races at Feldberg. Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) had the top finish with a win in the small final for fifth place, Rosie Mancari (Anchorage, AK) was right behind her in sixth and Faye Gulini (Salt Lake City, UT) was ninth.
It was a start-to-finish battle for the podium for the ladies. Italian rider Michela Moioli won that battle for the victory, World Cup leader Belle Brockhoff of Austria was second and Canadian Meryeta Odine earned her first World Cup podium in third.
Nate Holland (Squaw Valley, CA) was the top finisher for the American men in 11th. In another thrilling big final, Pierre Vaultier of France was the winner, Spain’s Lucas Eguibar was second and Omar Visintin of Italy was third.
The snowboardcross World Cup tour continues Sunday with the second event of the Feldberg double race, with finals scheduled for 12 p.m. CET.
Lindsey Jacobellis won the small final for a fifth-place finish.
Rosie Mancari was sixth.
Faye Gulini was ninth.
Nate Holland was the top American finisher for the men in 11th.