Charlotte Bankes: GB star wins double snowboard cross gold but misses out on World Cup title

Great Britain's Charlotte Bankes completed a golden double on the final weekend of the snowboard cross World Cup season but fell short in her bid for a third consecutive overall title.

Bankes, 28, took her fifth victory of the season in the concluding race in Mont St Anne, Canada.

But French rival Chloe Trespeuch finished fourth to earn the points she required to win the crystal globe.

After 12 events, Trespeuch triumphed with 792 points - 35 more than Bankes.

The Briton, who had a slow start to the campaign, passed Trespeuch to take gold in Saturday's final and move within 85 points of her title rival in the overall standings.

That ensured she began Sunday's season finale still with a slim chance of retaining her crown but aware victory alone may not be enough.

Bankes ended the season on a high with back-to-back wins, but also needed Trespeuch to have a bad result and the 29-year-old ultimately managed to hold on to top spot.

Italy's Michela Moioli finished second to Bankes on Sunday to seal her place on the overall podium.

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