Sunny Valley, Russia: (World View Media, Reuters)
There was no let up for ski cross overall World Cup title winners Fanny Smith and Reece Howden on Saturday (March 13), the newly crowned champions continued their good form by taking the top podium spots in Sunny Valley.
Switzerland’s Smith needed a photo finish to confirm her victory, chasing down Sweden’s Sandra Naeslund and throwing herself over the finish line to win a thrilling race by the smallest of margins, Katrin Ofner of Austria came in third.
There was no such drama for Howden, the Canadian led the final from start to finish to take the race ahead of Ryo Sugai of Japan. Switzerland’s Joos Berry finished third.
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