SOCHI -- After a one-day postponement due to thick fog, the men competing in the Sochi Winter Games snowboard cross competition finally got to hurtle down a Russian mountain Tuesday, and it was good news for Team USA.
American Alex Deibold won the bronze -- the 19th overall medal for the U.S. here in Sochi thus far. France's Pierre Vaultier took gold in the event, which combines the perils of both slalom and downhill racing.
also delivered a relatively rare sight to these Winter Games: snow.
The gold went to Slovenia's Tina Maze -- her second gold during in these Games.
Tuesday was an off day for both of America's hockey teams. The American men begin quarterfinal play on Wednesday, and the women -- after a convincing 6-1 win over Sweden -- are preparing for a gold medal rematch with their arch rivals from Canada.