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Klug sixth in world championships

Aspen Times Staff Report

Coming off his first World Cup victory of the season last week at Kronplatz, Italy, Aspen’s Chris Klug finished sixth at the first event of the Snowboard World Championships in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy, yesterday.

Canada’s Jasey Jay Anderson won the men’s giant slalom, beating Slovenia’s Dejan Kosir. Anderson, coming off a win in a World Cup snowboard-cross event Friday, had a winning two-heat time of 2 minutes, 14.35 seconds. Dejan was timed in 2:14.95.

Walter Feichter of Italy, the World Cup giant slalom points leader, had the best first run but slipped to third at 2:15.14. German Markus Ebner was fourth (2:15.44), followed by Austrian Felix Stadler (2:15.64) and then Klug (2:15.81).

Anderson, third in the overall World Cup points race, was second after the first heat Monday. He then overtook Feichter, who had a mistake-filled second run.

Defending world champion Markus Ebner of Germany, who has struggled this season, was ninth after the first run but finished fourth by producing the best second run.

Ebner has finished no better than ninth in the four World Cup giant slalom events this season.


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