Kaillie Humphries finishes second to maintain lead in the World Cup; Jamie Greubel Poser in third
Innsbruck (RWH): Bobsleigh pilot Elana Meyers Taylor of the USA has won the penultimate race in the 2016/2017 BMW IBSF World Cup season. This gives the 2015 World Champion her fourth consecutive victory of the season. In Innsbruck-Igls (AUT), Elana Meyers Taylor/Lolo Jones secured a 0.25-second lead over Olympic Champion Kaillie Humphries (CAN) and her brakewoman Melissa Lotholz. Jamie Greubel Poser/Aja Evans (USA, 0.39 seconds back) finished third in Innsbruck.
At her second ever appearance as a pilot in a World Cup race, the 2016 Junior World Champion Stephanie Schneider (GER) came fourth in Innsbruck to celebrate her first top-ten finish.
Ahead of the World Cup final and Olympic trials in PyeongChang (KOR) in March (which will follow on from the BMW IBSF World Championships), defending titleholder Kaillie Humphries (CAN, 1446) continues to lead the overall standings ahead of Jamie Greubel Poser (USA, 1419). Although she was left without any points after a crash at the opening World Cup race in Whistler, Elana Meyers Taylor (USA, 1320) has managed to finish in the top two in all other races, leaving her third overall ahead of the final race. ©RWH2017
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