Humphries, Moyse miss bobsleigh World Cup podium
The German women swept the World Cup two-man bobsleigh event Saturday in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
Sandra Kiriasis and brakeman Berit Wiacker captured the gold medal in a two-run time of two minutes, 14:89 seconds.
Fellow countrywomen Anja Schneiderheinze and Christin Senkel finished second at 2:15.17, while Cathleen Martini and Romy Logsch took the bronze in 2:15.54.
Canadians and Olympic gold medallists Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse put together their best season showing, posting a fourth-place effort in 2:15.73.
Olympic silver medallists, Helen Upperton, of Calgary, and Shelley-Ann Brown, from Pickering, Ont., concluded the competition in fifth at 2:15.77.
"That was definitely better today and I'm happy," said the 25-year-old Humphries. "Our plan was to come to St. Moritz and use it as a springboard to the world championships, and we were able to do that today."
Moyse was forced to miss the first half of the season with a severe foot injury, which she suffered while playing for Canada's World Cup rugby team this past summer.
Without her to brakeman, Humphries teamed with rookie Heather Hughes, winning her lone World Cup bronze earlier this season in Whistler, B.C.
"I think there are a lot of things that may have contributed to our results this year," said Humphries. "Having Heather [Moyse] back helps the velocity heading down the track. We are improving every single race and will continue to move on from here to [the] world championships."