From Kühtai, AUT
(Dec. 3, 2017) Italy cruised to victory in the opener of the natural track team relay, beating Austria by over a full second.
The Austrians had the fastest runs for women, men, and doubles with only Italy to come, but Greta Pinggera put Italy up by a full second. Alex Gruber’s run was a bit behind Thomas Kammerlander’s, leaving the gold medal up to the duo of Patrick Pigneter and Florian Clara. Pigneter and Clara were near-perfect, clinching the gold medal for Italy, while Austria finished just over a second off the pace in second.
Russia capped off a solid weekend with a team bronze medal.
|1||Pinggera / Gruber / Pigneter & Clara||ITA||6||33.48||32.39||34.40||1:40.27|
|2||Unterberger / Kammerlander / Brüggler & Angerer||AUT||5||34.58||32.34||34.82||1:41.74|
|3||Maleeva / Egorov / Porshnev & Lazarv||RUS||4||34.66||32.95||35.35||1:42.96|
|4||Slyusar / Hirniak / Demchuk & Lenko||UKR||3||37.80||37.01||36.67||1:51.48|
|5||Plowy / Zasuwa / Sitkowski & Budney||POL||1||38.36||35.27||40.14||1:52.77|
|6||Mustic / Gacanin / Veselin & Karisik||BIH||2||40.39||39.87||39.38||1:59.64|