Robanske races to snowboard cross silver in Russia

Chris Robanske (left) celebrates a snowboard cross World Cup silver medal in Russia on February 21, 2016. (Miha Matavz/FIS)

Chris Robanske finished second in men’s snowboard cross at the World Cup event in Sunny Valley, Russia on Sunday.

The Sochi 2014 Olympian finished second behind 17 time World Cup champion Pierre Vaultier from France. Lucas Eguibar of Spain claimed the final podium spot and picked up the bronze medal. This was Robanske’s first World Cup podium of the season, after finishing fourth in Germany in January. The Canadian capped off the last World Cup circuit by winning the final event in Spain.

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In the women’s event Carle Brenneman and Zoe Bergerman qualified for Sunday’s final, finishing fifth and sixth respectively.

Next weekend, the snowboard cross World Cup will head to Bokwang, Korea where the official test events for PyeongChang 2018 will take place.