Reigning world champion Eva Samková beat Lindsey Jacobellis in a straight shoot-out for the overall International Ski Federation Women’s Snowboard Cross World Cup title at the final event of the season in Veysonnaz.
Both riders entered today’s event tied on 3,400 points at the top of the standings, but in the end the Czech Samková took the title comfortably, as she won the big final while Jacobellis from the United States failed to qualify.
The 25-year-old Samková, who also won the Olympic title at Sochi 2014, beat Chloe Trespeuch from France and Italy’s reigning Olympic champion Michela Moioli, while Britain’s Charlotte Bankes finished last in the big final.
Jacobellis meanwhile, finished first in the small final.
Overall, it means Samková finishes the season in first place on 4,400 points, while five-time world champion Jacobellis takes second with 3,850.
Moioli’s third place finish today helped her come third overall with 2,650 points.
The men's 2019 #snowboardcross season is over, with Alessandro Haemmerle 🇦🇹 grabbing second place today in Veysonnaz and securing the Crystal Globe ahead of Omar Visintin 🇮🇹 and Martin Noerl 🇩🇪! Way to go on another great season boys!!— fissnowboard (@fissnowboard) March 16, 2019
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The men’s season also came to an end today, with Spain’s 2017 world silver medallist Lucas Eguibar winning the final event.
He beat Austria’s Alessandro Haemmerle on the day, but that was not enough to stop him winning the overall title with 2,440 points.
Coming third in the big final was Australia’s Cameron Bolton, ahead of Italy’s Omar Visintin.
Fourth for the Italian was enough to secure him second place overall on 2,035 points.
Germany’s Martin Noerl had a very disappointing day, failing to even make the quarter-finals, though he still finished third overall on 1,970 points.