GB’s Charlotte Bankes Takes Snowboard Cross World Cup Title


Charlotte Bankes won the overall Snowboard Cross World Cup for the second time despite finishing fifth in the final race of the season.

fter Bankes’ win in Saturday’s race, her nearest rival, France’s Chloe Trespeuch, needed victory to have any chance of overhauling the Briton’s points tally.

But Trespeuch finished third in Canada.

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“To finish like that, to secure the globe for the second year running is pretty amazing,” said Bankes.

Charlotte Bankes, 27, ended on 723 points with Trespeuch second on 650 and Australian Josie Baff third with 493.

It is Bankes’ second title in a row.

“To fight all the way with Chloe, it was a super tight fight. She did an amazing season,” she added.

“To do the season I’ve done – I can’t quite believe it.”

The British snowboarder won back-to-back golds at the round in Sierra Nevada, Spain, two weeks ago, before another victory in Veysonnaz, Switzerland on 16 March.

Saturday’s win was her seventh World Cup podium and sixth gold medal this season.

At the start of March, Bankes crashed out of her individual snowboard cross title defence in the Snowboard World Championships, before being crowned mixed team world champion alongside Huw Nightingale last week.

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