From Moscow, RUS
(Jan. 20, 2019) – The Italian duo of Patrick Pigneter & Florian Clara returned to their winning ways, taking gold on the back half of a Moscow doubleheader.
Pigneter & Clara were the quickest in both heats, setting the two fastest times of the competition on their way to a .41 second victory over Aleksandr Egorov & Petr Popov.
The previous day’s winners, Stanislav Kovshik & Ilia Tarasov, finished third.
The win moves the Italians comfortably ahead of Egorov and Popov in the season’s point race with a handful of races to go. Rupert Brüggler & Tobias Angerer skipped the trip to Moscow, likely tanking their chances of a season title this year.
|Pos||Names||Nation||Bib||Start 1||Start 2||Run 1||Run 2||Total|
|1||Pigneter / Clara||ITA||7||9.27||9.16||31.06||30.82||1:01.88|
|2||Egorov / Popov||RUS||6||9.31||9.35||31.17||31.12||1:02.29|
|3||Kovshik / Tarasov||RUS||4||9.31||9.25||31.30||31.13||1:02.43|
|4||Lambacher / Lambacher||ITA||5||9.21||9.25||31.22||31.29||1:02.51|
|5||Porshnev / Lazarev||RUS||3||9.23||9.31||31.69||31.45||1:03.14|
|6||Pichler / Pichler||AUT||2||9.66||9.65||36.96||32.97||1:09.93|