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Two, Men

Date17 – 19 February 2006
StatusOlympic
LocationCesana Pariol
Participants58 from 19 countries
FormatFour runs, total time determined placement. Only the best 20 teams contest the final run.
Venue detailsCurves: 19
Length: 1435 m
Start Altitude: 1683 m
Vertical Drop: 114 m

The 2006 Winter Olympic two-man was billed as a showdown between two crews. André Lange and Kevin Kuske of Germany had won the 2003 World Championship and two World Cup titles since the last Olympics whilst Pierre Leuders had piloted Canada to the 2004 and 2005 world titles. Leuders’ partner for the Olympics was ex-Jamaican Lascelles Brown who, although he had competed for Canada in 2005, was only able to gain citizenship in early 2006. Sleds from the USA, Russia and Switzerland were also expected to challenge for medals.

Lange and Leuders shared the first two runs but the German edged into the lead by 0.06 of a second and widened the gap on the first run of the second day. Switzerland I’s excellent final run guaranteed them the bronze medal but Leuders and Brown could not match that pace and lost time to both the Swiss and Germans. Canada’s previous advantage ensured they picked up silver with Lange posting a comfortable victory for Germany.

PosNrBobsleighNOCTimeRun 1Run 2Run 3Run 4
14Germany IGER3:43.3855.28 (1)55.73 (4)56.01 (1)56.36 (2)Gold
André LangeKevin Kuske
26Canada ICAN3:43.5955.57 (5)55.50 (1)56.11 (2)56.41 (3)Silver
Pierre LuedersLascelles Brown
31Switzerland ISUI3:43.7355.54 (=2)55.67 (2)56.18 (5)56.34 (1)Bronze
Martin AnnenBeat Hefti
43Russian Federation IRUS3:44.0055.54 (=2)55.85 (9)56.12 (3)56.49 (4)
Aleksandr ZubkovAleksey Voyevoda
58Germany IIGER3:44.2555.56 (4)55.82 (6)56.24 (6)56.63 (5)
Matthias HöpfnerMarc Kühne
69Latvia ILAT3:44.6355.94 (10)55.84 (=7)56.16 (4)56.69 (6)
Jānis MiņinsDaumants Dreiškens
77United States IUSA3:44.7255.81 (7)55.72 (3)56.31 (7)56.88 (7)
Todd HaysPavle Jovanovic
85Switzerland IISUI3:44.8655.85 (8)55.74 (5)56.37 (8)56.90 (=8)
Ivo RüeggCédric Grand
92Italy IITA3:45.1555.78 (6)55.99 (13)56.43 (9)56.95 (11)
Simone BertazzoMatteo Torchio
1010Austria IAUT3:45.3355.92 (9)55.94 (11)56.57 (10)56.90 (=8)
Wolfgang StampferKlaus Seelos
1111Canada IICAN3:45.6756.13 (12)55.92 (10)56.69 (12)56.93 (10)
Serge DespresDavid Bissett
1225Monaco MON3:46.0956.21 (14)56.13 (15)56.67 (11)57.08 (=13)
Patrice ServelleJérémy Bottin
1314Italy IIITA3:46.1156.06 (11)56.02 (14)56.93 (13)57.10 (15)
Fabrizio TosiniSamuele Romanini
1417United States IIUSA3:46.2156.16 (13)55.96 (12)57.05 (=17)57.04 (12)
Steve HolcombBill Schuffenhauer
1512Great Britain GBR3:46.3456.22 (15)55.84 (=7)57.20 (21)57.08 (=13)
Lee JohnstonDan Humphries
1619Czech Republic ICZE3:46.7556.40 (18)56.24 (17)56.99 (16)57.12 (16)
Ivo DanilevičRoman Gomola
1715Austria IIAUT3:47.2756.29 (16)56.22 (16)57.07 (19)57.69 (19)
Jürgen LoackerGerhard Köhler
1816Russian Federation IIRUS3:47.3356.56 (20)56.50 (19)56.98 (15)57.29 (18)
Yevgeny PopovRoman Oreshnikov
1918Netherlands NED3:47.3656.70 (22)56.54 (20)56.95 (14)57.17 (17)
Arend GlasSybren Jansma
2013Latvia IILAT3:47.5156.37 (17)56.36 (18)57.05 (=17)57.73 (20)
Gatis GūtsIntars Dīcmanis
2120France FRA2:50.3556.49 (19)56.75 (22)57.11 (20)
Stéphane GalbertBruno Mingeon
2222Australia AUS2:50.5856.77 (23)56.59 (21)57.22 (22)
Jeremy RollestonShane McKenzie
2327New Zealand NZL2:50.8656.61 (21)56.79 (23)57.46 (23)
Alan HendersonMatt Dallow
2421Romania IROU2:51.3756.82 (25)56.90 (24)57.65 (25)
Nicolae IstrateAdrian Duminicel
2529Slovakia ISVK2:51.7456.81 (24)57.12 (27)57.81 (26)
Milan JagnešákViktor Rájek
2626Romania IIROU2:51.9457.22 (27)57.09 (26)57.63 (24)
Mihai IliescuLevente Bartha
2723Japan JPN2:52.1957.27 (29)57.02 (25)57.90 (27)
Suguru KiyokawaRyuichi Kobayashi
2824Czech Republic IICZE2:52.7056.93 (26)57.49 (29)58.28 (28)
Miloš VeselýJan Kobián
2928Hungary HUN2:53.0157.25 (28)57.36 (28)58.40 (29)
Márton GyulaiBertalan Pintér