From Calgary, CAN
(Dec. 8, 2018) – A week after a relatively disappointing team relay for Germany, the best team in Team Relay history once again moved to the top of the podium.
It was a dogfight between Germany and the United States, with the veteran duo of Tobias Wendl & Tobias Arlt out-racing the new American team of Chris Mazdzer & Jayson Terdiman to edge the United States for gold. A week prior, Germany was out-raced by Russia in a team event that Germany wins roughly 3/4 of the time.
In the same vein, the United States struggled in Whistler, only finishing sixth. One week later, the team of Summer Britcher, Tucker West and Mazdzer & Terdiman were nearly flawless on their way to a bronze medal, one spot ahead of an Austrian team who also struggled a week ago in Whistler.
Team Relay 1 winners Russia failed to find the speed that brought them a gold in Whistler, finishing fourth, ahead of Latvia and Canada.
|1||Taubitz / Loch / Wendl & Arlt||GER||9||46.046||1:33.785||2:21.550|
|2||Britcher / West / Mazdzer & Terdiman||USA||5||46.131||1:33.764||2:21.819|
|3||Platzer / Kindl / Steu & Koller||AUT||4||46.336||1:34.025||2:21.920|
|4||Ivanova / Repilov / Kashkin & Korshunov||RUS||10||46.177||1:33.830||2:21.986|
|5||Zirne / Aparjodes / Putins & Marcinkevics||LAT||6||46.280||1:34.059||2:22.068|
|6||McRae / Watts / Walker & Snith||CAN||8||46.204||1:34.125||2:22.109|
|7||Vötter / K. Fischnaller / Rieder & Rastner||ITA||7||46.266||1:33.923||2:22.599|
|8||Wojtusciszyn / Kurowski / Chmielewski & Kowalewski||POL||3||46.856||1:35.004||2:23.324|
|9||Stramaturaru / Turea / Gitlan & Craciun||ROU||1||47.075||1:35.496||2:24.366|
|10||Stetskiv / Mandziy / Stakhiv & Lysetskyy||UKR||2||46.975||1:35.338||2:25.382|