SNOWBOARD: Jacobellis and Samkova tied for SnowCross lead with one event left

Czech Snowboard star Eva Samkova with her trademark, good-luck moustache!

The penultimate Snowboard Cross event of the 2018-19 season in Baquiera Beret (ESP) assured a battle royal in the final event for the women’s seasonal title.

Czech Eva Samkova won her second race of the season and with American Lindsey Jacobellis third, the two are tied at 3,400 points with one event remaining, in two weeks at Veysonnaz (SUI).

Both racers have medaled in all four events this season, with Samkova going 2-1-3-1 and Jacobellis, 1-2-1-3.

Austria’s Alessandro Hammerle won the men’s race to pull into second place overall, with a dozen competitors having a mathematical chance to win the seasonal title in two weeks. The leader continues to be Germany’s Martin Noerl (1,830), with Hammerle second (1,640) and Italy’s Omar Visintin third (1,535). Summaries:

FIS Snowboard World Cup
Baquiera Beret (ESP) ~ 1-2 March 2019
(Full results here)

Men’s Ski Cross/ Final: 1. Alessandro Hammerle (AUT); 2. Adam Lambert (AUS); 3. Kevin Hill (CAN); 4. Mick Dierdorff (USA) .

Women’s Ski Cross/ Final: 1. Eva Samkova (CZE); 2. Chloe Trespeuch (FRA); 3. Lindsey Jacobellis (USA); 4. Nelly Moenne Loccoz (FRA).