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France's Pierre Vaultier won a thrilling final duel with Russian Nikolay Olyunin to clinch the men's snowboard cross gold at the Sochi Olympics Tuesday.Alex Deibold was a wax technician for the United States team in Vancouver four years ago but took a surprise bronze, having edged teammate Trevor Jacob in a photo finish in the semis.Vaultier knows all about the vicissitudes of his sport after having gone out in the quarterfinals as favorite in Vancouver four years ago and took no chances Tuesday, winning all three races on his way to the final.Vaultier stuck with him, though, and the pair raced nip-and-tuck over rollers and jumps with first one, then the other, taking the inside track to force themselves ahead on the steeply banked corners.
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