Cipulis together with the pusher Dāvi Springis took eighth place in the first race, losing 0.62 seconds to the leader German Johannes Lohner, while Kalenda and Edgars Ungurs were ninth in the competition of 22 crews, losing 0.64 seconds to Lohner.
Lohner and pusher Georg Fleischhauer covered the course in 50.34 seconds in the first race, leaving behind compatriots Adam Amour and Benedikt Hertel (+0.24), as well as Switzerland’s Michael Vogt and Zandro Michel and Germany’s Francesco Friedrich and Alexander Schiller, who achieved the same time , 0.28 seconds behind the leaders.
In the second run, Cipulis posted the sixth fastest time, but remained eighth in the two-run total, losing 1.27 seconds to Lochner’s crew.
Kalenda finished tenth in the second run and held onto ninth in the two-run total, losing 1.38 seconds to Lochner.
Lochner set new course records in both races, covering the course in 50.34 and 50.29 seconds, respectively, and took the win.
Second place behind Lohner was taken by Friedrich, losing 0.38 seconds, while Amur (+0.45) was third.
After five rounds of the World Cup, Lohner is the leader in the overall standings with 1110 points, Friedrich is in second place with 1040 points, and Swiss Michael Vogt is third with 1001 points.
Cipulis is fifth with 840 points, while Kalenda is 11th with 632 points, taking third place in the junior ranking.
In the first stage of the season held in China, Cipulis divnieks won fifth place, Kalenda and Dāva Kaufmans finished in tenth position, while the crew of German pilot Johannes Lohner celebrated the victory. In the second stage on the French track in Lapland, Cipulis’ crew ranked 11th, and Kalenda’s two-wheeler – 16th, the victory was won by the two-wheeler piloted by Swiss Michael Vogt.
In the third stage in Eagles, the Cipulis duo finished in sixth place, while Kalenda’s crew took 15th place, Lohner celebrating his second victory this season, while in the fourth stage in St. Moritz, Cipulia’s duo took fifth place and Kalenda’s crew took 11th place, with Lochner winning.
Last season, bobsledders did not compete in the World Cup on this track, but in two stages of the European Cup, the duo led by Cipulis took fifth and eighth place, respectively. Kalenda took 12th and 14th place in these matches, respectively.
The World Cup competition for four is scheduled for Sunday.
In the first week of February, the World Cup stage will take place in Sigulda, where the fight for the title of European champion in skeleton, two-person crews in bobsleigh and monobobsleigh will be held at the same time. The European champions in the bobsled foursome were already determined in the middle of December at the Eagles track, with Cipulis’ crew winning bronze medals, and Kalenda’s foursome taking tenth place.
In the middle of February, the athletes will compete on the German circuit in Altenberg, the world championship will take place on the Winterberg circuit in Germany at the end of February and the beginning of March, and the World Cup season will end at the end of March with a stage on the USA circuit in Lake Placid.