Italy Wins Natural Track Team Competition

From Passeier, ITA

Jan. 17, 2021 – Italy won their second straight FIL World Cup natural track team competition, beating out a tough Austrian team.

L-R: Austria, Italy, Russia (Courtesy Miriam Jennewein – Photolove / FIL Media)

Evelin Lanthaler was the fastest woman in the field by well over a second to give Italy a huge advantage going into Patrick Pigneter’s leg of the run. While Pigneter couldn’t match the time set by Thomas Kammerlander, he was plenty quick enough to keep Italy in the lead as he crossed the finish line.

Austria finished second, with Kammerlander overcoming a deficit set by Tina Unterberger on her run. Russia finished third, with both Ekateirna Lavrenteva and Grigory Bukin setting the third quickest times in their respective legs.

Ukraine finished fourth, with Germany finishing fifth. Sara Bachmann had the second quickest run of the women for Germany.


Pos Names Nation Bib Run 1 Run 2 Total
1 Evelin Lanthaler / Patrick Pigneter ITA 6 58.11 57.20 1;55.31
2 Tina Unterberger / Thomas Kammerlander AUT 5 59.50 56.37 1:55.87
3 Ekaterina Lavrenteva / Grigory Bukin RUS 2 59.44 57.53 1:56.97
4 Anastasiya Slyusar / Myroslav Lenko UKR 1 61.07 59.83 2:00.90
5 Sara Bachmann / Simon Dietz GER 4 59.31 61.65 2:00.96
DNS Julia Plowy / Szymon Jan Majdak POL 3 DNS

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