FELDBERG, Germany — Overall leaders Pierre Vaultier and Michela Moioli won snowboard cross races on Sunday in the final World Cup before the Winter Olympics.
Vaultier made up for his second place the day before by winning the men’s big final ahead of Italy’s Michele Godino and Germans Paul Berg and Martin Noerl.
It was the French athlete’s second win of the season and stretches his World Cup lead to 6,120 points. Vaultier is 1,744 ahead of ahead of Austria’s Alex Pullin, who finished third in his heat and won his quarterfinal, as he also did on Saturday. Three competitions remain.
Moioli claimed her second win in as many days in Feldberg and her fourth of the season, finishing ahead of French trio Charlotte Bankes, who was also second on Saturday, Chloe Trespeuch and Nelly Moenne Loccoz.
Moioli underlined her status as an Olympic favorite.
“It’s a big confidence boost for sure but the Olympics are a totally different race. We will see what happens,” the Italian said of her seventh consecutive podium finish.
Moioli leads the World Cup standings on 6,630 points – 1,030 ahead of Trespeuch and 1,630 ahead of Bankes.
The United States and Czech Republic teams skipped the two-day event to prepare for the Olympics.