2016/2017 FIL Natural Track World Cup – Men’s Luge – Race 1

From Kühtai, AUT

The first race of the FIL natural track season was, much like last season, the parallel race.

Racing was close throughout the grid, but no major upsets were to be found in the early rounds of the 26 man field.

Defending World Cup champion (and 2015 parallel race winner) Patrick Pigneter cruised through the field to take gold again in Austria. He defeated Gregori Bukin of Russia, who made his way into the final after a mild upset over Italian Alex Gruber.

In the bronze medal race, Gruber was edged out by defending European Champion Thomas Kammerlander of Austria.


Pos Name Nation Pos Name Nation
1 Patrick Pigneter ITA 14 Jack Leslie NZL
2 Gregori Bukin RUS 15 Daniel Hofmann SUI
3 Thomas Kammerlander AUT 16 Iliev Veselin BIH
4 Alex Gruber ITA 17 Samuel Budd GBR
5 Michael Scheikl AUT 18 Myroslav Lenko UKR
6 Bernd Neurauter AUT 19 Dex Unwin GBR
7 Aleksandr Egorov RUS 20 Josef Limmer GER
8 Juri Talikh RUS 21 Andryi Demchuk UKR
9 Florian Breitenberger ITA 22 Marius Schmelzer GER
10 Florian Clara ITA 23 Yordan Dimitrov BUL
11 Christian Schopf AUT 24 Rafal Zasuwa POL
12 Stanislav Kovshik RUS 25 Marcin Sitkowski POL
13 Adam Jedrzejko POL 26 Joshua Reeves GBR