She doesn't exactly escape from prison...more avoids prison...but it's a catchy headline.

Legendary ex-World Cup Downhill rider Missy Giove has avoided a prison sentence after being arrested in 2009 for possession if marajuana.

ALBANY — A former world champion mountain biker arrested in Saratoga County in 2009 for helping traffic hundreds of pounds of marijuana across the country will not serve any time in prison.

Melissa "Missy" Giove was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court by Judge Gary L. Sharpe to time served, six months of home detention and five years of supervised release.

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Missy Giove. Photo: www.timesunion.com

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Missy at Mont Sainte Anne, 1997. From Dirt Issue#8 .Photo Malcom Fearon

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