Bobsleigh World Cup Winterberg 2014: Live Results and Updates

Joe TanseyFeatured ColumnistJanuary 3, 2014

PARK CITY, UT - DECEMBER 6: Steven Holcomb and Christopher Fogt of the United States start their 2 Man Bobsled run during the Viessmann IBSF Bobsled and Skeleton World Cup event at Utah Olympic Park December 6, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)
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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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