The fastest in the total of two races was the Austrian Wolfgang Kindl, who finished in two minutes and 10.246 seconds.
In the second race, Aparjode picked up a lot of speed at the top of the track and improved his time on the first race by almost a tenth of a second, yielding the Austrian only 0.021 seconds. The winner was Niko Glairšer, who lost 0.300 seconds to Kindlam.
The gardener was also able to improve the finish time in the second race by making several small mistakes, making the track three hundredths faster than in the first race and 1,031 seconds behind the winner.
Bērziņš did not succeed in the second trip. He made several mistakes, and in the sum of two races, the fastest rider gave in to 1,212 seconds.
In the overall standings, the German Cup was won by German Johannes Ludwig with 871 points, the second place was won by the Austrian Kindls with 791 points, and the third place was taken by Aparjods, who won 691 points during the season.
It has already been reported that the leader after the first race was the Italian athlete Dominik Fisnaller, who completed the track in a minute and 5,052 seconds. The second place was taken by the German Johannes Ludwig with a concession of 0.018 seconds, and the third place was taken by the Austrian Wolfgang Kindl, losing 0.110 seconds to the leader.
The gardener, who started with number 17, completed the track in a minute and 5.744 seconds, 0.692 seconds behind Fisnaller. Meanwhile, Bērziņš managed a successful start in the first race, and the athlete made no serious mistakes, finishing in a minute and 5,292 seconds, yielding to the leader in 0.240 seconds.
Aparjods made a mistake in the middle of the track, hitting the curb, which resulted in the loss of time and the track was completed in a minute and 5.182 seconds, only two hundredths of a second behind the podium.
Last year in Sankt Moritz, Gardener was fourth, Bērziņš took tenth place, but Aparjods did not start because he was healing a leg injury.
The gardener is a three-time medalist in the team relay at the European Championships, but only Aparjods, who conceded to the Russians Semyon Pavlichenko and Roman Repilov at the Oberhof last year, has won the award individually.
It has already been reported that Mārtiņš Bots / Roberts Plūme won bronze both in the European Championship and in the last stage of the World Cup, but Andris and Juris Šici took the fifth place. Shici was second in the overall standings and Bots / Plum finished the World Cup season in eighth place.
125 athletes from 25 countries have entered the ninth stage of the World Cup. There will be women on Sunday and there will be a team relay.
Latvia will be represented in the women’s competition on Sunday by Kendija Aparjode, Sigita Bērziņa, Elīza Tīruma and Elīna Ieva Vītola.
It has already been reported that Riks Kristens Rozītis put an end to the athlete’s career after the Sigulda stage and turned to the coaching profession. Ulla Zirne also ended the season sooner.
The culmination of the season will be from February 4 to 10, when the Olympic medals will be fought on the Yangtze River in Beijing.
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