Russians edge Steven Holcomb, United States in 4-man World Cup bobsled

IGLS, Austria — Three-time World Cup champion Alexsandr Zubkov of Russia and his team won the first four-man bobsled World Cup race of the season on Sunday.

Zubkov, Philipp Egorov, Dmitry Trunenkov and Nikolay Hrenkov led after the first run and finished in an aggregate time of 1 minute, 43.05 seconds to edge United States I by 0.06.

The American team of Steven Holcomb, Justin Olsen, Steven Langton and Curt Tomasevicz had the fastest time in the second run.

Germany I with Thomas Florschuetz, Martin Rostig, Kevin Kuske and Thomas Blaschek trailed by 0.36 in third place.

The bobsled World Cup continues in La Plagne, France, next week.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

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