BOBSLED AND SKELETON WORLD CUP TOUR RESUMES ON ALL-NATURAL TRACK IN SWITZERLAND
ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (January 13, 2021)- The International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation World Cup tour moves to the all-natural track in St. Moritz, Switzerland this week with races from Friday through Sunday. This is the second World Cup event for the U.S. team this season.
The St. Moritz event will include races for six disciplines. Women’s monobob, which will make its Olympic debut in 2022, joins the World Cup tour for the first time.
The race schedule is as follows, with all times listed in local time.
Friday9 a.m.Men’s skeleton run #1 10:45 a.m.Men’s skeleton run #2 12 p.m.Women’s skeleton run #1 1:30 p.m.Women’s skeleton run #2 Saturday9:30 a.m.Men’s two-man bobsled run #1 11 a.m.Men’s two-man bobsled run #2 1 p.m.Women’s monobob run #1 2:30 p.m.Women’s monobob run #2 Sunday9 a.m.Women’s bobsled run #1 10:30 a.m.Women’s bobsled run #2 1 p.m.Four-man bobsled run #1 2:30 p.m.Four-man bobsled run #2
Skeleton will once again kick off the event with racing on Friday. Austin Florian (Southington, Conn.) and Austin McCrary (Colleyville, Texas) will race for the U.S. in the men’s competition, while Katie Uhlaender (Breckenridge, Colo.) and Kendall Wesenberg (Modesto, Calif.) will represent the U.S. in the women’s race.
Kaillie Humphries (Carlsbad, Calif.) and Elana Meyers Taylor (Douglasville, Ga.), both three-time Olympic medalists, were advocates for adding a second medal event to the women’s program, and helped pave the way for women’s monobob. This Saturday will be the first time that Humphries and Meyers Taylor will get a chance to compete in the new discipline. On the first day of official training, Humphries posted on Instagram: “Today is not just another day. It’s a new opportunity. Another chance. A new beginning. Embrace it!”
In the two-women’s race on Sunday, Humphries will be paired with her 2020 World Championship winning teammate Lauren Gibbs (Los Angeles, Calif.), and Meyers Taylor will race with Sylvia Hoffman (Arlington, Texas).
Codie Bascue (Whitehall, N.Y.) will once again team with Carlo Valdes (Newport Beach, Calif.) in Saturday’s two-man bobsled. Bascue, Blaine McConnell (Tacoma, Wash.), and Kyle Wilcox (Tampa, Fla.) will compete in Sunday’s four-man event. Geoff Gadbois (Milton, Vt.) will pilot USA-2 with Boone Niederhofer (San Antonio, Texas) on the brakes in two-man. Adrian Adams (Reidsville, N.C.) and Kris Horn (Pembroke, Mass.) will join Niederhofer in Gadbois’ four-man sled.
Fans can watch the races on NBCSN, OlympicChannel.com, and the Olympic Channel. The broadcast schedule is outlined below, with all times listed in EST. Check local listings for the most updated information.
Friday3 a.m.Men’s skeletonOlympicChannel.com 6 a.m.Women’s skeletonOlympicChannel.com 5 p.m.*Men’s skeletonOlympic Channel | STREAM LINK 6 p.m.*Women’s skeletonOlympic Channel | STREAM LINK Saturday3:30 a.m.Two-man bobsledOlympicChannel.com 7 a.m.Women’s monobobOlympicChannel.com 5 p.m.*Two-man bobsledOlympic Channel | STREAM LINK 6 p.m.*Women’s monobobOlympic Channel | STREAM LINK Sunday3 a.m.Two-women’s bobsledOlympicChannel.com 7 a.m.Four-man bobsledOlympicChannel.com 5 p.m.*Two-woman bobsledOlympic Channel | STREAM LINK 6 p.m.*Four-man bobsledOlympic Channel | STREAM LINK
A live stream of the first heat is also available to U.S. residents on the IBSF Bobsleigh & Skeleton Youtube channel.
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