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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, December 19, 2009

Bobsled: Lange leads Germans to 1-2 finish; Holcomb crashes

Associated Press

ALTENBERG, Germany — Andre Lange of Germany has won the two-man bobsled World Cup race on his home track, while the U.S. team of Steven Holcomb and Justin Olsen avoided injury when their sled crashed.

Americans Shauna Rohback and Michelle Rzepka took third in the women’s two-man race won on Saturday by Kallie Humphries and Heather Moyse of Canada.
Lange and Kevin Kuske finished in a combined time of 1 minute, 49.81 seconds. Countrymen Thomas Florschuetz and Marc Kuehne were second in 1:50.47.
Holcomb and Olsen crashed in turn 13 on the second run. They slid down the course and finished in 1:52.75 to place 19th.
Humphries and Moyse finished in 1:53.60 to edge teammates Helen Upperton and Jennifer Ciochetti by 0.43 seconds. Rohback and Rzepka were another 0.08 back.