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Ski, Snowboardcross Cup At Telluride Dec. 12-15; Westcott, Holland To Lead Field

Telluride SBX Cup Seth Westcott

USANA Health Services is presenting the Ski and Snowboardcross Cup at Telluride, Colo. starting Wednesday, Dec. 12 with Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup qualifiers and running through Sunday, Dec. 15, with USANA Snowboardcross Team SBX finals.


Olympic Gold Medalist Seth Westcott joins seven-time X Games champion Nate Holland and 2011 X Games Champ John Teller highlight the international field. This is the fourth year for the tour stop at Telluride before the athletes head across the pond.


Skicross and snowboard cross feature four-to-six athletes going head to head down a course laden with jumps, bumps, banks, and berms. It’s “motocross on snow” and is a popular spectator sport.


All events will conclude in the heart of Mountain Village at Telluride, so outstanding spectator access is just steps away from village center.


Events include qualifiers Wednesday with the women at 9:15 a.m.; men at noon. Thursday is the Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup finals at 10:15 a.m., followed by the USANA Snowboardcross Cup qualifying at 1:30 p.m.; Friday sets the USANA Snowboardcross Cup finals at 1 p.m.; Saturday offers the USANA Snowboardcross Cup Team SBX finals at 1 p.m. and a team naming and sendoff at 2 p.m.


“It’s great to be in the United States for a World Cup,” said Holland. “It really gets me excited for the season. We can always count on Telluride to provide a fun course and enthusiastic fans. I am looking forward to having a strong start of the competition season and being on home turf.”


TV schedule on USSA Network (YouTube) is set for Dec. 13, 1 p.m.; Dec. 15, 3-5 p.m.; and Dec. 22, 2-3 p.m. NBC picks up coverage Dec. 22, 3-4 p.m. with Skicross and Snowboardcross and Dec. 17, 12-1 a.m. All times eastern.


Photo: Seth Westcott leads snopwboard cross at Telluride (Sarah Brunson/U.S. Snowboarding) 

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