The Russian team won the first World Cup bobsled

Four Russian bobsledder, headed by Alexander Zubkov won the first World Cup in Igls, Austria. Our American crew ahead of Olympic champion Steven Holcomb and German — Thomas Florshuttsa.


The crew of Alexander Zubkov won the first World Cup in fours in Igls, Austria. Silver medalist at the Turin Games and a bronze — in Vancouver, along with Philippe Egorov, Dmitry Trunenkovym and Nicholas Hrenkovym ahead of American crew Steven Holcomb and German — Thomas Florshuttsa.

Compared to last season, when the Russians were in the beans-fours came in second place in the overall standings, the composition of the quartet of changes at the start of the season has not undergone. Changed only calendar — in the previous stage of the World Cup in Igls held in January, and the Russians did not have enough 0.06, get ahead of the same crew Holcomb.

This time Zubkov partners took revenge, and now the Americans have lost us the same six-hundredths.

On the pedestal was also a German crew Florshuttsa, who in January was second, losing only to the current holder of the World Cup in fours to his compatriot Manuel Machata. Champion Eagles were defeated by the Latvians and also the second Russian crew of Alexander Kasyanov.

Zubkov took the lead after the first race by a margin of 0.09 seconds. Second, Russians gave the Americans 0.03, but could not hold the top spot. The crew also Florshuttsa in the fight for the podium ahead of Kasyanov, Alexei Negodaylo, Maxim Belugina and Peter Moses just 0.02 seconds. After the race, the steering of the first of our crew noted the difficult weather conditions in Igls.

"I am very pleased that today we have all turned out — Zubkov said" all of sports. " — Everything is going according to plan. We have a good, strong team. The boys perform together for the second season. Today and start acceleration turned out better than yesterday in twos. In general, the international season kicked off successfully. We will continue to keep working and efficient. "

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