Jacobellis wins snowboardcross

Updated: February 13, 2009, 8:58 PM ET
Associated Press

WEST VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Lindsey Jacobellis of the U.S. and Markus Schairer of Austria won World Cup snowboardcross events at Cypress Mountain on Friday.

Mike Robertson of Canada was second behind Schairer, with Seth Westcott of the U.S. taking third on the same course that will be used for the 2010 Winter Olympics a year from now.

"I treat the Olympics like any other race," Jacobellis said. "It's the same women that I'm racing against, so as far as I'm concerned it's just another race but more people are watching."

Olivia Nobs of Switzerland was second in the women's race and Helene Olafsen of Norway was third.

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