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Chris Klug rides to World Cup third

Aspen Times Staff Report

MT. SAINTE ANNE, Quebec – Aspen’s Chris Klug regained his Olympic form Saturday with a third-place finish in a Snowboard World Cup giant slalom race at Mt. Sainte Anne in Quebec, Canada.

Canadian Jasey Jay Anderson won the race.

Anderson, fourth after the first run, made up a lot of time on a slow course in his second run to win with a time of 1:52.80. Italian Walter Feichter was second in 1:52.93 and Klug was third in 1:53.04.

“I’m really happy with my second run because it worked a lot better,” Anderson said. “I let the board run, made a couple of mistakes but definitely brought it back and kept the speed going so a goal came true. This year I really wanted to win Mont Sainte Anne, and after the first run it was looking kind of sketchy but I knew I could do it. I was seventh in Whistler after the first run, pulled it together in the second run and got second by two hundredths. Here I was fourth so I knew I could pull it.”

Klug, a 27-year-old Aspen resident, posted four World Cup podium finishes last season, including one giant slalom victory in February in Berchesgaden, Germany. In late July, Klug underwent liver transplant surgery because of an incurable liver disease that began to deteriorate in the last year. Klug spent much of the fall training to regain his health and fitness, and his form on the slopes.


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