Updated today, 4 p.m.
The leader of the season after the first race is the German pilot Francesco Friedrich.
Ķibermanis with pushers Dāvis Spriņģis, Matīss Mikni and Intars Dambis started with the 13th number in the first race. After the top of the track, Ķibermanis made a mistake at the exit of the 6th turn and lost time due to a slip. At the finish, Ķibermanis was 0.19 seconds behind Friedrich.
Kaufmanis with Ivo Dan Kleinberg, Lauri Kaufman and Edgar Nemmi went on the track on the 23rd, and after a good start in more difficult situations in the middle and lower part of the track.
The German driver Christoph Hafer was disqualified in the first race, as one of his pushers was left behind the sledge after the start and the crew left in threes.
After the first trip, the head coach of the Latvian national team Sandis Prūsis admitted in a telephone conversation on Latvian Television that a playful second trip is waiting, because behind the Friedrich many crews are separated by a very small difference. Prussia saw several mistakes in driving both Kiberman and Kaufmann.
27 crews started, of which 21 will take part in the second race.
It has already been reported that on Saturday Ķibermanis and Matīss Mikni reached the 13th place in the two-man race, while Dāvis Kaufmanis / Edgars Nemme shared the 15th place.
In the eight stages of the World Cup season until mid-January, participants in both bobsleigh and skeleton will also qualify for the Beijing Winter Olympics. The sixth stage of the year will take place in Sigulda.
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