Snowboard - Canada win both team events in Veysonnaz

Canada completed a clean sweep of wins in the team events at the snowboard cross World Cup in Veysonnaz.

Snowboard - Canada win both team events in Veysonnaz

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Veysonnaz snowboard cross

But it took a stretch to the line in both the men's and women's races to achieve it.

Dominique Maltais, who joined forces with Maelle Ricker, came from behind to beat Italian Raffaella Brutto, partnered by Michela Moioli, at the line in the women's big final in Spain.

And a similar finish ensued in the men's big final with Rob Fagan, competing with Chris Robanske, edging out American Nate Holland, who linked up with Nick Baumgartner, at the last second.

The women's big final became a two-horse race early on as a crash from American Faye Gulini took out Nelly Moenne Loccoz of France with Ricker and Moioli escaping unscathed.

Maltais appeared to be cruising to victory after the handover however Brutto took the lead at the last bend only for the Canadian World Cup champion to fight back for the win at the death.

American Callan Chythlook-Sifsof cruised to third place with Moenne Loccoz unable to finish following the crash with Gulini meaning Claire Chapotot never made it out of the gates.

There was also drama in the men's big final as Jonathan Cheever and Xavier De Le Rue crashed down the final straight of the opening run before Fagan beat Holland at the line for a second Canadian win.

Double Olympic champion Seth Wescott ensured the second American pairing took third while France once again had to make do with fourth with Pierre Vaultier on the second leg.

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