Olympic men's snowboardcross seeding canceled

A gondola goes through the fog prior to the men's snowboard cross competition at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — The seeding runs in men's Olympic snowboardcross have been canceled because of fog.

The 39 competitors will automatically move to the elimination round, with the seedings based on the world rankings.

There will be seven heats of five riders each and one heat of four. The top three in each will advance to the quarterfinal rounds. Nate Holland and Trevor Jacob of U.S. will ride in the same opening heat.

The elimination races are still set for 1:30 p.m. local time, though that could change. Visibility at the bottom of the course at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park was 50 feet or less as noon local time approached.

The fog was the first weather issue in Krasnaya Polyana, with most days featuring bright sunshine and temperatures into the 40s or above.