From Laas, ITA
Feb. 9, 2021 – Patrick Pigneter & Florian Clara edged out Italian teammates Patrick & Matthias Lambacher to win their fourth gold medal of the 2020/2021 season.
Russia’s Aleksandr Egorov & Petr Popov were the first team off the top in Laas in the one heat race and held onto their lead for nine sleds until Lambacher & Lambacher edged them out by .02. The final team down was Pigneter & Clara, who were behind early but slid into the lead halfway down the Italian course and never looked back, with a final margin of victory of .08.
Pavel Porshnev & Ivan Lazarev finished just out of the medals in fourth, .03 ahead of Austria’s Fabian & Simon Achenrainerin fifth. Christoph Regensburger & Dominik Holzknecht rounded out the top six.
The victory for Pigneter & Clara was their fourth in five races, and enough to clinch the season title ahead of Lambacher & Lambacher. Austria’s Achenrainer & Achenrainer sit third, 20 points ahead of teammates Regensburger & Holzknecht in fifth.
|1||Pigneter / Clara||ITA||12||17.45||1:06.87|
|2||Lambacher / Lambacher||ITA||11||17.35||1:06.95|
|3||Egorov / Popov||RUS||1||17.56||1:06.97|
|4||Porshnev / Lazarev||RUS||7||17.75||1:07.20|
|5||Achenrainer / Achenrainer||AUT||10||17.46||1:07.23|
|6||Regensburger / Holznecht||AUT||9||17.50||1:07.58|
|7||Kovshik / Tarasov||RUS||5||17.55||1:08.37|
|8||Pichler / Maier||AUT||2||17.93||1:09.01|
|9||Mekina / Mekina||SLO||6||18.47||1:10.36|
|10||Lenko / Lenko||UKR||8||18.29||1:10.59|
|11||Majdak / Plowy||POL||3||18.71||1:11.78|