From Königssee, GER
Feb. 5, 2021 – Felix Seibel beat out a strong field of sliders in the second Intercontinental Cup race of the 2020/2021 season to take gold in Königssee.
Seibel trailed German teammate Kilian von Schleinitz by .05 going into the second heat. On that second run Seibel put down the fastest run of the race, and the only run below 50 seconds, to take the lead. Von Schleinitz couldn’t match his teammate’s time, setting the third fastest time of the heat to fall to second and give Seibel the victory.
The win for Seibel was his first of his career in ICC competition. He has five gold medals in European Cup competition, including tow in Königssee.
For von Schleinitz, the silver was his third in the last five ICC races he’s competed in.
Russia’s Vladislav Semenov finished with a bronze medal in Königssee. He came into the second heat in fifth, but had the second fastest run of the day to jump into the medals.
Evgeniy Rukosuev finished fourth, ahead of South Korea’s Jisoo Kim and Germany’s Stefan Röttig.
The United States’ Austin Florian finished just out of the top six in seventh place. Teammate Austin McCrary finished in 12th for his best ever ICC finish in Europe. Andrew Blaser finished 18th to round out the American effort, he moved up from 19th in the second heat.
Kyle Murray was the top Canadian in the field in 14th place, two spots ahead of Mark Lynch in 16th.
Australia’s Nick Timmings finished 19th.
|Pos||Name||Nation||Bib||Start 1||Start 2||Run 1||Run 2||Total|
|2||Kilian von Schleinitz||GER||7||4.74||4.76||50.16||50.27||1:40.43|
|11||Jean Jacques Buff||SUI||18||4.95||4.92||51.28||50.71||1:41.99|