BMW IBSF World Cup: Rico Peter of Switzerland takes his first ever win in four-man bobsleigh
Lake Placid (RWH): First four-man bobsleigh win for Rico Peter of Switzerland: At the BMW IBSF World Cup in Lake Placid (USA), the World Championship bronze medallist and his team of brakemen Bror van der Zijde/Simon Friedli/Thomas Amrhein were 0.39 seconds quicker than the US team made up of 2010 Olympic Champion Steven Holcomb and Carlo Valdes/James Reed/Samuel McGuffie. Chris Spring of Canada (0.40 seconds behind) came in third place with Cameron Stones, Lascelles Brown and Samuel Giguere, taking his first place on the four-man bobsleigh podium since November 2014 when he took third place in Whistler (CAN).
Codie Bascue (USA) and Yunjong Won (KOR) both celebrated their best ever results in the four-man bobsleigh World Cup. US pilot Bascue and his team Frank DelDuca, Adrian Adams and Sam Michener took a surprising third place following the first heat before missing out on the podium by 0.05 seconds in the final round. Yunjong Won with Jinsu Kim/Junglin Jun/Jeahan Oh finished in fifth place, breaking into the top ten in the four-man bobsleigh for the first time. The Korean team had taken the lead at the halfway point in the race.
After the second of eight races, Rico Peter (SUI, 435 points) leads the overall standings in the 2016/2017 BMW IBSF World Cup followed by Steven Holcomb (USA, 402) and Alexander Kasjanov (RUS, 385), who finished in eighth in Lake Placid. ©RWH2016-2017
Photo: Nancie Battaglia