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Bascue posts career-best two-man bobsled World Cup finish in Koenigssee with Horn
KOENIGSSEE, Germany (January 23, 2020) – Codie Bascue (Whitehall, N.Y.) teamed with Kris Horn (Pembroke, Mass.) for his personal best two-man bobsled World Cup finish in Koenigssee this morning. Bascue and Horn finished 11th, bettering Bascue’s former personal best from the 2014-2015 season by four spots. Geoff Gadbois (Milton, Vt.) and Adrian Adams (Reidsville, N.C.) finished 23rd.
“Every week we continue to make progress,” said USA Bobsled Driving Coach Brian Shimer. “The international federation has done a great job of keeping us safe while competing during a pandemic, but that doesn’t mean the protocols get easier. It’s a tough season, and these athletes are doing a great job of adapting.”
Bascue and Horn posted a start time of 4.97 seconds in the opening heat, and Bascue piloted the KOA-branded sled to the finish in 50.06 seconds to place the duo in the top 10. The Americans clocked a second heat start time of 4.96 seconds for a 50.16-second downtime in heat two. Bascue and Horn lost one spot, moving into 11th place with a two-run combined time of 1:40.22. Today marked Bascue’s fifth World Cup event in Koenigssee, and only the second for Horn.
Gadbois and Adams clocked a start time of 5.10 seconds, and the duo missed the top-20 cutoff for the second heat with the 23rd best downtime of 51.01 seconds.
Francesco Friedrich and Thorsten Margis from Germany were again golden today, winning by two-hundredths of a second with a combined time of 1:38.69. Friedrich and Margis were dominant from start to finish with the fastest push times of 4.83 and 4.79 seconds and fastest downtimes of 49.40 and 49.29 seconds, respectively. Johannes Lochner and Eric Franke claimed silver for Germany with an aggregate time of 1:38.89, followed by Austria’s Benjamin Maier and Kristian Huber in third with a total time of 1:39.65.
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1. Francesco Friedrich and Thorsten Margis (GER) 1:38.69 (49.40, 49.29);
2. Johannes Lochner and Eric Franke (GER) 1:38.89 (49.45, 49.44);
3. Benjamin Maier and Kristian Huber (AUT) 1:39.65 (49.81, 49.84);
11. Codie Bascue and Kris Horn (USA) 1:40.22 (50.06, 50.16);
23. Geoff Gadbois and Adrian Adams (USA) (51.01, DNS);
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