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. : Maltais and Vaultier victorious in Telluride Snowboard Cross - 18 2010 - 11:30

SNOWBOARD WORLD CUP. Dominique Maltais (CAN) and Pierre Vaultier (FRA) have clinched victory in todays third snowboard cross of the 2011 LG Snowboard FIS World Cup season. In the ladies final in Telluride, which featured all top four qualifiers, it was Dominique Maltais, who crossed the finish line first. The Canadian thus secured a three-peat after having also won the first two races of this winter held in Lech, Austria, beginning of December. Alexandra Jekova (BUL) came in second ahead of Maelle Ricker (CAN) and Helene Olafsen (NOR). On the mens side, Pierre Vaultier claimed victory in an enthralling photo finish by being a boards nose ahead of Seth Wescott (USA). The Frenchman edged off the Olympic Champion by just a few inches. Alex Pullin (AUS) rounded out the podium as third with Fabio Caduff finishing fourth.

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