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Snowboardcross steals some spotlight from downhill

Updated: February 16, 2010, 4:43 AM ET
Associated Press

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Those new age snowboarders went head-to-head against the crown jewel of all ski races on Day 4 of the Olympics -- and the guys in the baggy suits might have stolen the day.

Traditionalists will cringe at the suggestion, but Seth Wescott's come-from-behind win the men's snowboardcross final on Monday was every bit as compelling as Swiss skier Didier Defago's victory in the men's downhill.

"There is a different aspect," Wescott said, "when you have people ...

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