Mateusz Luty in IBSF Europe Cup with first victory for Poland
Altenberg (RWH) Mateusz Luty/Krzysztof Tylkowski celebrated the first victory for Poland in an IBSF event, winning the second 2-man bobsleigh race in Altenberg. The duo banned Christoph Hafer/Michael Salzer (GER) and Romain Heinrich/Bruno Naprix of France to rank two and three, respectively.
In overall European Cup 2017/2018, Christin Senkel (326 points) leads the women’s bobsleigh field after three races ahead of Youth Olympic Champion Laura Nolte (GER, 316) and Lubov Chernykh from Russia (276).
In 2-man bobsleigh, the athletes already finished four of the eight races scheduled for the season. Behind halftime leader Christoph Hafer (GER, 400 points), Mateusz Luty (POL, 392) and Romain Heinrich (FRA, 388) are currently second and third.
Markus Treichl (AUT, 120 points) won the kick-off race of 4-man bobsleigh in Altenberg ahead of Christoph Hafer (GER, 110) and Jan Vrba (CZE, 102).
The IBSF Europe Cup Bobsleigh continues on December 1-3 in Königssee (GER).
The best Junior athletes in Europe Cup – in the sport of bobsleigh up to the age of 26 – will be awarded as Junior European Champions for the first time this season, following the finale in Winterberg (GER, January 12-14, 2018).
All results can be found at http://www.ibsf.org/en/races-results, the overall rankings at http://www.ibsf.org/en/rankings. ©RWH2017
Photo: IBSF/Charlie Booker
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