From Kühtai, AUT
(Dec. 3, 2017) The Italian duo of Patrick Pigneter & Florian Clara dominated the natural track doubles ranks for the better part of two years, and then came the 2016/2017 season. The Italians struggled (for them, anyway), only winning twice on the season.
They came back strong in Kühtai, cruising to a 1.04 second victory over the world champion duo of Rupert Brüggler & Tobias Angerer.
The Austrians came from third to edge Russians Pavel Porshnev & Ivan Lazarev for silver, while the Russian duo finished with a bronze medal.
Russia took the next two spots as well, with Martyanov & Rodin finishing fourth, and Egorov & Popov finishing fifth. The Austrian team of Achenrainer & Brugger finished sixth.
|Pos||Names||Nation||Bib||Run 1||Run 2||Total|
|1||Pigneter / Clara||ITA||11||33.33||33.41||1:06.74|
|2||Brüggler / Angerer||AUT||10||33.90||33.88||1:07.78|
|3||Porshnev / Lazarev||RUS||12||33.80||34.05||1:07.85|
|4||Martyanov / Rodin||RUS||8||34.27||34.22||1:08.49|
|5||Egorov / Popov||RUS||9||34.19||34.45||1:08.64|
|6||Achenrainer / Brugger||AUT||4||34.86||34.09||1:08.95|
|7||Folie / Gaio||ITA||5||35.15||35.08||1:10.23|
|8||Demchuk / Lenko||UKR||6||36.47||36.08||1:12.55|
|9||Sitkowski / Budny||POL||3||37.42||38.19||1:15.61|
|10||Iliev / Karisik||BIH||1||39.97||39.34||1:19.31|
|11||Pietraszko / Stano||POL||2||42.00||41.90||1:23.90|