From Umhausen, AUT
Feb. 11, 2020 – The FIL has announced that the second runs of the FIL Natural Track World Cup finale from Umhausen will be streamed live on their YouTube channel. The stream can be found HERE.
Umhausen, measuring at 955 meters long, is traditionally the final race of the World Cup season.
The final runs of the World Cup season, all scheduled for Saturday, will kick off at 3:00 PM Austrian time (9:00 AM eastern) and will run nearly back-to-back-to-back, with the women’s race scheduled for 4:00 PM local time and the men’s race scheduled for 4:45 PM. The team competition will end the season at 6:15 PM local time.
The doubles season has seen the team of Patrick Pigneter & FLorian Clara dominate, winning four of the six gold medals awarded thus far, placing them 85 points ahead of Russians Pavel Porshnev & Ivan Lazarev. The Russians will need to win the season finale and have Pigneter & Clara not finish to take the season title, otherwise Pigneter & Clara will win their ninth World Cup title since 2009/2010.
Evelin Lanthaler has already wrapped up the women’s title, claiming five of the six gold medals available so far to put herself 115 points ahead of teammate Greta Pinggera. The battle will be for second overall, where Austrian Tina Unterberger will be looking to break up the Italian one-two. Unterberger trails Pinggera by just 15 points but currently holds the tiebreaker.
By far, the tightest points battle is for the men’s World Cup title, where 50 points separates the top four in the standings. Austrian Thomas Kammerlander leads Patrick Pigneter by 20 points, while Michael Scheikl sits 30 points out and Alex Gruber 50 points out. In the past three season, the four men have all finished in the top five in Umhausen, with Kammerlander winning two of those races and Pigneter the other.
Following the conclusion of the FIL Natural Track World Cup season, the tour will move on to Moscow for their European Championship.