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Evelin Lanthaler is and remains the dominant woman in natural track tobogganing.

Umhausen: Lanthaler and Pigneter also strike in the Eliminator

The only eliminator of the season in the natural track calendar was held on Sunday on the 955 meter long Grantau track in Umhausen (AUT). In the elimination race in the knockout system, Evelin Lanthaler (Passeier) and Patrick Pigneter (Völs) prevailed.

South Tyrolean Festival in the Eliminator in Umhausen: In the men's single-seater, the South Tyroleans Florian Clara, Patrick Pigneter and Fabian Brunner made it to the final with three athletes, the fourth in the group was Michael Scheikl (AUT). The final opened with Scheikl, who was immediately pushed out of the lead by Brunner. Pigneter took the lead with a time of 1.12,76:1.13,02 minutes, Clara took second place just ahead of Brunner in XNUMX:XNUMX minutes.

For Pigneter it was the 52nd World Cup victory. “My focus was clearly on the final, I tried to save a little energy in the heats. This strategy worked because it was a physically demanding race day,” analyzed the 36-year-old, who extended his World Cup lead to 10 points with his 385th victory in Umhausen. Behind them are Clara (300), Daniel Gruber (ITA/265) and Scheikl (261).

South Tyrolean triple on the podium in Umhausen.

In the women's eliminator, Evelin Lanthaler made it safely into the final of the top four and cemented her supremacy with a fantastic time of 1.12,82:1,76 minutes, ahead of Riccarda Ruetz (AUT/+1,86 seconds) and Lisa Walch (GER/+47). , who made it to the podium for the first time this season. Jenny Castiglioni in fourth achieved her best World Cup result to date. “It wasn't easy to drive today, but I was able to adapt well to the slightly softer ice and am very happy with my performance,” said Lanthaler after her 400th World Cup victory. After four of seven races, Lanthaler leads the overall standings with a maximum of 315 points, ahead of Ruetz (230) and Walch (XNUMX).

From 2nd to 4th February continues in Jaufental with the next World Cup and the highlight of the season, the 30th FIL European Championships in Natural Track Tobogganing.

Eliminator Umhausen, final men

1.Patrick Pigneter (ITA/South Tyrol), 1.12,76:XNUMX minutes
2.Florian Clara (ITA/South Tyrol), 1.13,02
3.Fabian Brunner (ITA/South Tyrol), 1.13,09
4.Michael Scheikl (AUT), 1.13,19

Eliminator Umhausen, final women

1.Evelin Lanthaler (ITA/South Tyrol), 1.12,82:XNUMX minutes
2.Riccarda Ruetz (AUT), 1.14,58
3.Lisa Walch (GER), 1.14,68
4.Jenny Castiglioni (ITA/South Tyrol), 1.16,30

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