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Jacobellis Sixth in Les Deux Alpes World Cup

By Libby Arganbright - Hydro Flask U.S. Snowboard Team
December, 3 2023
Lindsey Jacobellis
Lindsey Jacobellis on the snowboard cross course in Les Deux Alpes (U.S. Ski & Snowboard, Calvin Chapman)

Hydro Flask U.S. Snowboard Team athlete and two-time Olympic gold medalist, Lindsey Jacobellis finished in sixth place in the first snowboard cross World Cup races of the season in Les Deux Alpes (L2A). 

It was a stunning winter day with plenty of snow and sun in the French Alps after a week of tough weather conditions that ultimately led to qualifications getting moved from Friday, Dec. 1 to today, Dec. 3. The experienced legend, Jacobellis, took on the 10 challenging features of the race course to make her way through qualifications, quarterfinals, semifinals and ultimately small finals, finishing in sixth. This comes only a day after her third place finish with teammate Jake Vedder in the snowboard cross mixed team event. 

"Les Deux Alpes really went out on a great race," said Hydro Flask U.S. Snowboard Team snowboard cross Head Coach Rob Fagan. "Incredible work effort from the organizers to handle all the wild weather and snow. I am proud of the team with their efforts. The athletes kept focus and determination throughout the week. The team race yesterday and today’s individual race showed how deep our talent is on the team. Our veteran and new young guns will be a podium threat all season."

Six athletes made the finals, Lindsey Jacobellis sixth, Stacy Gaskill 11th, Cody Winters 12th, Senna Leith 13th, Jake Vedder 21st and Nathan Pare 31st. 

Bri Schnorrbusch, Tyler Hamel, Nick Baumgartner, Boden Gerry and Connor Schlegel were also in L2A to compete but did not qualify for finals.

Up next, the team travels to Cervinia, Italy on Dec. 15-17. 

Men's snowboard cross
Women's snowboard cross