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Photo: IBSF/Viesturs Lacis
Justin Kripps second, Oskars Melbardis in third

Whistler (RWH): Local hero Chris Spring has won the 2-man bobsleigh at the BMW IBSF World Cup in Whistler (CAN). The Canadian bobsleigh pilot and his brakeman Neville Wright won the third race of the Olympic season, which is also Spring’s second ever World Cup victory. The second Canadian pairing of Justin Kripps/Alexander Kopacz were a mere 0.02 seconds behind, finishing second in front of a home crowd. Oskars Melbardis/Daumants Dreiskens (LAT, 0.09 seconds back) finished third.

Pilot Loic Costerg of France and his brakeman Dorian Hauterville finished in twelfth to achieve the pilot’s best World Cup result since La Plagne (FRA) in January 2015.

After the third of eight 2-man bobsleigh races in the 2017/2018 BMW IBSF World Cup, the overall standings are now led by Justin Kripps (CAN, 612 points) ahead of Chris Spring (CAN, 577) and Nico Walther of Germany (545). The runner-up in the 2016 overall World Cup drew with Nick Poloniato (CAN) in Whistler to finish seventh. ©RWH2017

Full results: http://www.ibsf.org/en/component/events/event/169457
Ranking: http://www.ibsf.org/en/rankings

Photos: IBSF/Viesturs Lacis

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