Three-time Olympian Lindsey Jacobellis placed second at the first FIS snowboardcross world cup of the season on Saturday at Cerro Catedral in Argentina.
She finished between a pair of French snowboarders; Olympic bronze medalist Chloe Trespeuch came in first place and Nelly Moenne Loccoz in third. Faye Gulini finished fifth.
Jacobellis and Trespeuch exchanged words in the finish area of last year’s world championships, where Jacobellis won her fifth title in as many starts at the world championships.
Jacobellis has competed in the last three Olympic Winter Games, winning silver in 2006, fifth in 2010 and seventh in 2014.
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On the men’s side, Jonathan Cheever came in third behind Australia’s Alex Pullin in first and Emanuel Perathoner of Italy in second. Team USA’s Hagen Kearney was fourth.
Cheevers and Mick Dierdorff finished second in the final team snowboardcross world cup event of last season in Switzerland on March 26. That was Cheever’s first time on a world cup podium since 2012.
The races are being held through Sunday at Cerro Catedral in Argentina, on a course 1,000 meters long. It’s just the second time an Argentinian resort has hosted a FIS Snowboard World Cup event since 2008 and 2009.
Karen Price is a reporter from Pittsburgh who has covered Olympic sports for various publications. She is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.