Canada's Maltais wins women's WCup snowboard cross


MONTAFON, Austria (AP) -- Defending women's World Cup champion Dominique Maltais of Canada won the first snowboard cross of the season Saturday for her eighth career victory.

Maltais defeated Raffaella Brutto of Italy, Belle Brockhoff of Australia and Nelly Moenne Loccoz of France in the final at the Seebliga course.

The race was canceled Friday after weather conditions worsened following the men's event.