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IBSF North American Cup ahead of finals week in Lake Placid; Photo: IBSF / Viesturs Lacis

Eight days - six disciplines - 18 races

On 13 December, the IBSF North American Cup 2021-2022 will start with the last stop in Lake Placid (USA). For one week, until 20 December, the athletes will then compete in the last three races of the Olympic season in all disciplines. Three races of the Women's Monobob World Series are also on the programme in Lake Placid. In total, the International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation (IBSF) and the race organisers Mt. Van Hoevenberg Combination Bobsled, Skeleton & Luge Track and the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) will organise 18 races in six disciplines over the eight days.

After five of the eight North American Cup races so far, Brazil's Nicole Silveira leads the women's skeleton and Andrew Blaser (USA) the men's.

Nicole Silveira had won the North American Cup races so far this season and leads clearly with 380 points ahead of Canada's Madison Charney (280) and 18-year-old Hallie Clarke (260). However, the Brazilian will no longer be involved in the race for the overall ranking, as she is now competing in the BMW IBSF World Cup.

In the men's skeleton, Andrew Blaser (USA, 266 points) leads ahead of Italy's Manuel Schwaerzer (197) and Alexander Schlintner from Austria (186).

In women’s bobsleigh, Alysia Rissling from Canada has the lead after more than half of the 2-woman bobsleigh races in the Olympic winter. The Canadian, sixth at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, has won the five races so far and is also unbeaten in the women's monobob races in the World Series in North America. In the overall 2-woman bobsleigh standings, US pilot Brittany Reinbold and Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian (JAM) follow in second and third place.

In 2-man and 4-man bobsleigh, Taylor Austin from Canada leads ahead of US pilot Frank Del Duca and Korea's Youngjin Suk. ©RWH2021

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