From Lausanne, SUI
Mar. 13, 2018 – The IBSF has released their 2018/2019 World Cup calendar, and for the first time in a long time the World Cup season will kick off in Sigulda, Latvia in the first week of December.
Sigulda has hosted a myriad of Intercontinental Cup and European Cup races over the past decade, and has been on the FIL World Cup schedule for quite some time. The track isn’t able to handle four-man bobsleds, so much like the first two events to start the 2017/2018 season in Lake Placid and Park City, the season will start with two two-man races in the first week, with two four-man races in the second week.
As expected, all three German bobsled tracks are on the schedule, with Winterberg hosting the dual four-man event, followed by Altenberg and Königssee. From there, Igls and St. Moritz will host the final two events in Europe, before the tour makes the trip across the Atlantic for events in Lake Placid and Calgary.
The season will culminate with the 2019 IBSF World Championships in Whistler, which will be the first of two World Championships held in North America over the coming quad. Lake Placid will host the World Championships in 2021.
Actual race dates and times will follow at a later date.
The BMW IBSF Bobsled & Skeleton World Cup Schedule
Race 1. Sigulda, Latvia (Dec. 3 – 6) — Dual two-man races
Race 2. Winterberg, Germany (Dec. 10 – 16) — Dual four-man races
Race 3. Altenberg, Germany (Dec. 31 – Jan. 6)
Race 4. Königssee, Germany (Jan. 7 – 13)
Race 5. Igls, Austria (Jan. 14 – 20)
Race 6. St. Moritz, Switzerland (Jan. 21 – 27)
Race 7. Lake Placid, United States of America (Feb. 11 – 17)
Race 8. Calgary, Canada (Feb. 18 – 24)
World Champs. Whistler, Canada (Feb. 25 – Mar. 10)