French bobsleigh pilot Loïc Costerg retires
Loïc Costerg competed in his first World Cup race in November 2012 and celebrated his first top ten result in January 2013 in Altenberg, when he finished eighth in 2-man bobsleigh. His best result in BMW IBSF World Cup was rank six in November 2017 in Whistler (CAN) with the 4-man crew Vincent Ricard, Vincent Castell and Dorian Hauterville.
With Ricard, Castell and Hauterville, Loïc Costerg also competed in his last race at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. In Olympic Sliding Center the team finished eleventh, the best French result at the Olympics in 16 years. 2002 Bruno Mingeon, who is now coach of the French national bobsleigh team, finished fifth in Salt Lake City (USA). Four years prior, Mingeon had won Olympic bronze in Nagano (JPN) – the first Olympic medal for France in bobsleigh.
„I am proud that we managed to get France back to good international bobsleigh results“, Loïc Costerg wrote on Facebook following the Olympic Winter Games. „Results and records are made to be broken but the memories will last.“ ©RWH2018
Photo: IBSF / Eugen Eslage