Lake Placid (RWH) Bobsleigh pilot Kaillie Humphries, 2010 and 2014 Olympic Champion competing for Canada, made her comeback in the US team. At the start of the IBSF North American Cup 2019-2020, the 34-years-old took the pilot seat for the first time since the 2018 Winter Olympics where she won bronze.
Humphries and push athlete Lauren Gibbs, the 2018 Olympic silver medallist with Elana Meyers Taylor, finished second in the kick-off race in Lake Placid behind the Canadians Christine de Bruin/Janine McCue. Swiss Duo Martina Fontanive/Nadja Pasternack came in third.
In the second event, Kaillie Humphries teamed up with Sylvia Hoffman to claim the best overall time. De Bruin with Bianca Ribi finished second ahead of Brittany Reinbolt/Lauren Gibbs (USA).
The North American Cup races are the trials for the US bobsleigh teams. The federation USABS has announced to name the teams for BMW IBSF World Cup 2019/2020 as well as the coming NAC races after the 4-man Bobsleigh race on November 21. ©RWH2019