France wins men's and women's snowboard WCup team events

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MONTAFON, Austria (AP) — France won both the men's and women's team events of a snowboard cross World Cup meet on Sunday.

The men's team of Pierre Vaultier and Tony Ramoin defeated Italy's Fabio Cordi and Luca Matteotti in the final.

Alessandro Haemmerle and Markus Schairer of Austria placed third.

Nelly Moenne Loccoz, who also won Saturday's individual event, and Chloe Trespeuch beat Americans Lindsey Jacobellis and Faye Gulini in the women's final, with Switzerland's Simona Meiler and Alexandra Hasler coming third.

Competing in her last event before retiring, Susanne Moll of Austria crashed and was hospitalized with a concussion.

The snowboard cross World Cup continues in Feldberg, Germany, on Jan. 23-24.

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