Steven Holcomb's great start to the Bobsleigh World Cup season ended in less than dramatic fashion at Winterberg on Friday.
Holcomb, who has traditionally been bad at the German track, finished in seventh place to end his run of seven wins in both the two-man and four-man bobsled races.
The winners of the two-man race were Beat Hefti and Alex Baumann of Switzerland, who dominated the track in Germany as they finished 0.46 seconds ahead of the second-place Russian sled driven by Aleksandr Zubkov.
Zubkov had a miraculous second heat as he catapulted from sixth to second place to give the Russians plenty of hope that they can deliver a medal in Sochi during the Winter Olympics.
Americans Cory Butner and Charles Berkeley finished in third place to earn a bronze medal for the United States.
The most shocking result of all came outside of the top three as no Germans medaled on their home track.
Holcomb is still on top of the World Cup standings, which will determine the starting order for the two-man event in Sochi.
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