Kripps and Barnett earn top 10 bobsleigh win

Justin Kripps and Bryan Barnett finished in the top 10 in World Cup two-man bobsleigh action on the weekend.

Justin Kripps and Bryan Barnett finished in the top 10 in World Cup two-man bobsleigh action on the weekend.

Kripps, of Summerland and Barnett of Edmonton had a two-run 10th-place time of 1:59.40 on the 1,507-metre track at La Plagne, France on Saturday.

“We put together two good pushes and two good runs so I was happy with our performance even though the speed wasn’t there,” Kripps said.

He added that despite not perfect driving, the Canadians seem to be getting outgunned on equipment this year.

“We definitely don’t have the fastest starts yet. We are striving for that, but we are in the mix,” he said.

“I just feel the drive is much better than a lot of sleds, but we still seem to be much slower than most of the field unless we are on more difficult tracks where we can separate ourselves a bit more.”


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