From Winterleiten, AUT
(Dec. 17, 2020) – Roughly an hour after finishing third and fifth respectively in the men’s singles luge race in Winterleiten, the duo of Patrick Pigneter & Florian Clara slid to a decisive victory in the doubles race.
The Italian team was the last team down in both heats. In the first run, the team was .36 faster than teammates Patrick & Matthias Lambacher. On the second run it was more of the same, with the Lambachers besting everyone else, only to be thwarted by Pigneter & Clara. At the end of the race it was a .82 second advantage for Pigneter & Clara over their Italian teammates.
Despite losing to Pigneter & Clara, Patrick & Matthis Lambacher easily out-slid the rest of the field. The Lambachers were 1.52 seconds clear of anyone else on their way to a silver medal.
Christoph Regensburger & Dominik Holzkecht finished third, edging out Fabian & Simon Achenrainer for bronze. The Achenrainers finished fourth, wel ahead of Myroslav & Ivan Lenko in fifth. Bine & Blaz Mekina rounded out the top six.
|Pos||Names||Nation||Bib||Start 1||Start 2||Run 1||Run 2||Total|
|1||Pigneter / Clara||ITA||8||8.80||8.82||65.34||65.07||2:10.41|
|2||Lambacher / Lambacher||ITA||7||8.77||8.77||65.70||65.53||2:11.23|
|3||Regensburger / Holzkecht||AUT||1||8.85||8.81||66.49||66.26||2:12.75|
|4||Achenrainer / Achenrainer||AUT||5||9.01||8.93||66.85||66.04||2:12.89|
|5||Lenko / Lenko||UKR||4||9.36||9.25||69.59||68.75||2:18.24|
|6||Mekina / Mekina||SLO||3||9.64||9.56||70.23||70.02||2:20.25|
|7||Majdak / Jadwiszczok||POL||2||9.80||9.63||74.29||71.44||2:25.73|
|8||Hasek / Rydl||CZE||6||9.58||9.80||73.98||72.53||2:26.51|