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TELLURIDE ,CO - DECEMBER 13, 2009: (*** EDITORS NOTE *** IMAGES HAVE BEEN CONVERTED TO BLACK AND WHITE) US snowboardcross veteran Jason Smith is back, bearded and ready to test the results of his improved training regimen at the VISA United States Snowboardcross Cup in Telluride, Colorado.  Telluride Resort marks the only stop in the USA for this world cup qualifying events that will determine the 2010 US Olympic snowboard team. (Photo by Monte Isom/ Sportschrome/ Getty Images) ***Local Caption*** Jason Smith