Alexander Kasjanov finishes second in Altenberg ahead of Francesco Friedrich
Altenberg (RWH): Bobsleigh pilot Johannes Lochner of Germany has celebrated his first World Cup victory in the four-man bobsleigh at the BMW IBSF World Cup in Altenberg (GER). It was the Junior World Champion’s third World Cup race in the four-man event. With his team of brakemen Sebastian Mrowka/Joshua Bluhm/Christian Rasp, Johannes Lochner pushed the Russian team of Alexander Kasjanov/Alexei Zaitsev/Aleksei Pushkarev/Maxim Belugin (0.41 seconds behind) into second place in the four-man bobsleigh. Kasjanov was followed by Francesco Friedrich/Candy Bauer/Martin Grothkopp/Thorsten Margis (GER, 0.67 seconds behind), who finished third in Altenberg.
Benjamin Maier, the runner-up in the European Championships, and his team of Stefan Laussegger/Markus Sammer/Danut Moldovan celebrated their best result so far in this season’s BMW IBSF World Cup in fourth place.
Swiss pilot Rico Peter (619 points) defended his lead in the overall standings at the 2016/2017 BMW IBSF World Cup after finishing fifth in Altenberg. Alexander Kasjanov (RUS, 595 points) is in second place overall ahead of Steven Holcomb (554) of the USA, who came ninth in Altenberg. ©RWH2016-2017
Photo: Viesturs Lācis
BMW IBSF World Cup: Johannes Lochner celebrates first World Cup victory in four-man bobsleigh
12 Feb 2023
Fifth win and fifth overall victory for 4-man Bobsleigh World Champion Francesco Friedrich
12 Feb 2023
2-woman Bobsleigh Olympic Champion Laura Nolte with victory in Innsbruck and World Cup lead
22 Jan 2023
Olympic Champion Nolte 2-woman bob European Champion, silver for Hasler, bronze for Kalicki
20 Jan 2023
World Cup victory and European Championship gold for British skeleton athlete Matt Weston