Eliot Grondin was victorious on home snow at the Snowboard Cross World Cup in Mount Sainte Anne ©Getty Images

Canadian Eliot Grondin was victorious on home snow at the men’s International Ski and Snowboard Federation Snowboard Cross World Cup in Mount Sainte Anne.

Racers competed on a one kilometre course that went directly through the Canadian woods, with Grondin, who won snowboard cross individual silver at Beijing 2022, victorious in the final in 55.98sec.

Austria’s Jakob Dusek followed close behind in second in 56.04, with Spain’s Lucas Eguibar, one of five skiers in the mix for the Snowboard Cross World Cup Crystal Globe going into the final weekend of action, third with 56.56.

Italian Lorenzo Sommariva finished last in the final in 57.30.

Australian Adam Lambert won the small final in 56.30, with overall World Cup leader going into the final round Martin Noerl of Germany, finishing seventh in 56.74.

In the men’s overall World Cup standings Noerl moves to 410 points, and leads Eguibar, who is on 386, by 24 points.

Mathematically all of the top seven in the overall standings could still win the Crystal Globe, with seventh-placed Loan Bozzolo of France 99 points behind Noerl on 311. 

In the women’s Snowboard Cross World Cup at the same venue, Britain’s Charlotte Bankes, who lead the women’s Crystal Globe standings by 68 points going into the weekend, was victorious in 1min 02.83sec.

Chloe Trespeuch of France, Bankes’ closest rival in the Crystal Globe standings, replicated that situation in the World Cup race, finishing second in 1:03.17.

Two American snowboarders completed the line-up in the final, with Lindsey Jacobellis third in 1:02.31 and Faye Gulini fourth in 1:03.00.

Victory in the small final went to Eva Adamczykova of the Czech Republic in 1:03.51, who finished fifth overall.

In the women’s overall World Cup standings Bankes keeps her 68 point advantage to Trespeuch, with the pair on 678 and 590 points respectively.

The final men’s and women’s World Cups of the season are due to take place at Mount Sainte Anne tomorrow.