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Bozzetto wins Whiteface giant slalom

By  Unsigned,   Tuesday, 04 March 2008

It was mixed emotions last night for France's Mathieu Bozzetto after he won the sixth parallel giant slalom at Whiteface Mountain.

His victory at the 2007/2008 Nokia Snowboard FIS World Cup meant that the USA's Tyler Jewell had to settle for second place, while Benjamin Karl, from Austria, took bronze.

It was Bozzetto's 35th World Cup victory and he dedicated his win to his skiing coach, Jean-Pierre Remondet, who died the day before the event.

Commenting on the competition itself, he told FIS News: "The riding was definitely good. This soft snow is my kind of thing.

"But I'm pretty tired. Every time I come to the USA I have problems with the jetlag."

On the ladies' side, Russia's Svetlana Boldikova took gold, which was her first-ever career win. She took second at the 2005 World Championships in Vancouver.

Switzerland's Fraenzi Maegert-Kohli was second in the ladies' race, while Austrian Heidi Neururer claimed third position by one-tenth of a second.