Humphries pilots to the podium on “nemesis” Winterberg track
Feature photo: Kaillie Humphries (far right in photo) with Melissa Lotholz next to her on the 2015-16 World Cup podium in Winterberg, Germany on December 5, 2015.
In what she describes as her “biggest nemesis on tour,” Kaillie Humphries was able to pilot her Canada sled to a World Cup podium in Winterberg, Germany on Saturday.
The third place driver with brakeman Melissa Lotholz at the BMW IBSF World Cup second stop, had a two-run time of one minute, 54.09 seconds to finish behind two U.S. teams. The winning combo of Jamie Greubel Poser and Cherrelle Garrett posted 1:53.74, while Elana Meyers and Kehri Jones were second at 1:53.89.
Humphries and Lotholz won the opening race of the World Cup season in another German track last weekend, Altenberg, in a convincing fashion. The double Olympic champion, Humphries, admits she has difficulties at Winterberg and is “happy” to get on the podium.
“I don’t know what it is about Winterberg,” Humprhies said in a Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton press release. “Being in a new sled, I was able to feel the corners differently than I have in the past, but honestly, every pilot is going to have some tracks you struggle at and some you love. This one has proved to be more challenging for my driving style. I’ll never give up or let it defeat me though.”