The bobsleigh riders will continue with the World Cup competitions in Sigulda on Saturday and Sunday. “Benjamin Maier has shown very good runs and should be able to fight for the top positions,” said national coach Wolfgang Stampfer after the practice runs. Katrin Beierl had a fall in two-man training and then completed a safety run, Markus Treichl has had a thigh injury since Altenberg, his approach is questionable.
Beierl is in action in the monobob on New Year’s Day, followed by the two-man competition on Sunday. “She and Jennifer Onasanya improved at the start. If they get through, they could continue the upward trend from the last few races. Kati did a very good final run in the monobob,” reported Stampfer.
Treichl will only decide on his appearance, as Stampfer explained. “We’ll give him the start. If he competes in the races, he may have to start sitting down because we don’t want to take any risks with regard to the Olympics.” For the men’s twos races are scheduled on both days. No four-man bobsleigh competition is on the program.