Lueftner, Moioli win snowboard cross World Cup races

CORRECTS FIRST NAME TO MICHELA Italy's Michela Moioli celebrates her victory after the women's snowboard-cross World Cup race at Feldberg mountain in the Black Forest, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (Patrick Seeger/dpa via AP)
Austria's Julian Lueftner celebrates his victory after the Men's snowboard-cross World Cup race at Feldberg mountain, in the Black Forest, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (Patrick Seeger/dpa via AP)
Participants compete during the men's round of the last 16 snowboard-cross World Cup race at Feldberg mountain, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (Patrick Seeger/dpa via AP)
From left: France's second placed Pierre Vaultier, Austrian winner, Julian Lueftner, fourth placed Canadian Kevin Hill and France's third placed Ken Vuagnoux celebrate on the podium after the men's snowboard-cross World Cup race iat Feldberg mountain, in the Black Forest, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (Patrick Seeger/dpa via AP)
Austria's winner Julian Lueftner, left, crosses the finish line ahead of France's second placed Pierre Vaultier,right, during the men's snowboard-cross World Cup race at Feldberg mountain, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (Patrick Seeger/dpa via AP)

FELDBERG, Germany — Julian Lueftner of Austria and Michela Moioli of Italy won snowboard cross races on Saturday in the penultimate World Cup before the Winter Olympics.

Lueftner claimed his first World Cup win by finishing ahead of Pierre Vaultier and Ken Vuagnoux of France and Canada's Kevin Hill in the men's big final.

Vaultier stretched his overall lead to 5,120 points, 1,034 ahead of Austria's Alex Pullin, who finished third in his heat and won his quarterfinal in Feldberg. Four competitions remain.

Moioli stretched her lead in the women's standings with her third World Cup win of the season, finishing ahead of Canada's Zoe Bergermann and French teammates Julia Pereira de Sousa Mabileau and Charlotte Bankes.

Moioli has 5,630 points, ahead of France's Chloe Trespeuch on 5,000.

More competitions are scheduled Sunday.

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