The 37th running of the European Two-man Bobsleigh Senior’s Cup
was held at the Olympic Bobsleigh Track in Igls on 25 February 2017. 

The competition is held every year and is open to male and female athletes with prizes awarded for the overall male & female winners and for the winners of the ‘older class’.  It is normally held in February or March once the IBSF World Cup and World Championships have been completed. There are 2 training days (Thursday & Friday) with the race on Saturday morning following IBSF rules with slight modifications to accommodate ‘older’ athletes! The main differences are the maximum weight of the sled and athletes is increased from 390Kgs to 400Kgs and the use of FIBT steel runners is not mandatory. A very sociable dinner and prize giving is held that evening!

This year we shared the track with the first ever European Senior’s Cup for Skeleton athletes. 17 bobsleigh teams competed in the competition including 1 ladies team and 8 teams in the “older class”. We also welcomed teams from the USA and New Zealand. Training started on Thursday afternoon with 3 runs available to everyone followed by a social ‘meet & greet’ in the Hotel Isserwirt that evening. Another 4 training runs were available on Friday followed by the Team Captains Meeting and Race Draw.


All race results 2017 Gallery 2017 Invitation & Higlights


 The race was held at 09:45 on Saturday morning over 2 exciting and closely fought runs. The race results were as follows:

 Overall result:
  • 1st Andy Zeidler & Roland Tanner (SUI)
  • 2nd Kurt Einberger & Gerhard Redi (AUT)
  • 3rd Fredi Steinmann & Urs Aeberhard (SUI)
 Ladies result:
  • 1st Fabienne Mayer & Martina Brühlmann (SUI)
 Older Class (2) result:
  • 1st Andy Zeidler & Roland Tanner (SUI)
  • 2nd Fredi Steinmann & Urs Aeberhard (SUI)
  • 3rd Christian Kast & Ralph Bieri (SUI)
 Older Class (3) result:
  • 1st Kurt Einberger & Gerhard Redi (AUT)
  • 2nd Thomas Lang & Rainer Liebau (GER)
  • 3rd Hans Decker & Herbert Zanker (SUI)

The date for next year’s competition is Saturday 3rd March 2018 with training days on 1st & 2nd March, that is the week following the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang.

 The Organizing Committee are looking at initiatives to help prospective competitors with ice coaching, hotel packages and sled & equipment rental. Full details and prices will be announced on this website during the summer.


If you would like more information or to register interest, please contact:

Ian Richardson
ianrichardson8199@me.com
Phone: +44 7811986484

We wish you all a great summer and hope to see you in the winter.

The organizing committee.