LIVE: World Bobsleigh Cup in Sigulda. 1st ride for two

Oskars Ķibermanis with Dāvis Spriņģis will start with the third number, Ralph Bērziņš / Edgars Nemms will be the ninth start number, but Emīls Cipulis / Krists Lindenblats will finish the list of 13 entered crews from seven countries in the start protocol.

In an interview with Latvian Television, Gatis Gūts, a member of the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) jury, said that among the participants, Covid-19 cases were before the World Cup stage, but all analyzes performed on Friday and Saturday were negative. If the rules are followed carefully, cases of the disease will be eradicated, therefore everyone should be accustomed to take the rules seriously, Gut emphasized.

In the competition held the day before, the men’s bobsleigh doubles were won by the German crew of Francesco Friedrich, but the best of the domestic pilots was the 5th place winner Ralfs Bērziņš, leaving Oskars Ķibermanis immediately behind. Latvian pilots who started on Saturday rode with other pushers – Bērziņš’s crew included Arnis Bebrišs, while Ķibermanis – Matīss Miknis.

Next weekend, the competition will continue in an identical format – on Friday in the skeleton for men and women, on Saturday in bobsleigh races for both men and women, but on Sunday there will be another two-crew competition for men.

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