Lucas Eguibar fastest qualifier
Facin rain and snow fall, Lucas Eguibar, an 19 years-old talent, has surprisingly nailed the best time at the first round of the men's qualifiers at the Sochi 2014 Olympic rehearsal World Cup.
The Spaniard, who has competed in three World Cup races so far as well as the last World Championships, posted a 1:22.81 and was thus the only one to beat the 1:23 minutes cut.
Reigning World Champion Alex Pullin (AUS) finished in second position while Austria's Hanno Douschan and Alessandro Haemmerle followed in third and fourth.
The knock out heats are scheduled for Sunday, Feb 17, at 11:30 AM (8:30 MEZ).
Eurosport 2, MCS (FRA) and RAI Sport 2 (ITA) as well as universalsports.com will broadcast the finals live.
For the full results click here.
To check the start list for the finals click here.