Canada's Grondin wins World Cup snowboard cross gold on home snow in photo finish
Canada's Éliot Grondin claimed gold on Saturday after a photo finish in the men's World Cup snowboard cross event at the Mont-Sainte-Anne ski resort in Beaupré, Que.
Grondin, a 21-year-old from Sainte-Marie, Que., finished ahead of Austria's Jakob Dusek at the line, while Spain's Lucas Eguibar took bronze.
Grondin, who has now won three World Cup events - including the final World Cup event last season - and silver at the Beijing Olympics, is fourth in the men's overall World Cup standings with 339 points.
Italy's Omar Visintin is currently third with 344.
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Fellow Canadian Evan Bichon of Mackenzie, B.C., finished 12th - tying his best result at a World Cup event - while Colby Graham of Prince George, B.C., was 17th.
Great Britain's Charlotte Bankes crossed the line ahead of France's Chloé Trespeuch and Olympic gold medallist Lindsey Jacobellis of the U.S., respectively, for gold in the women's competition.
Audrey McManiman of St-Ambroise-de-Kildare, Que., was 16th.
Live coverage of the World Cup season finale at Mont-Sainte-Anne begins Sunday at 11 a.m. ET on CBCSports.ca, the CBC Sports app and CBC Gem.