Hefti wins 4-man bobsled race to end Zubkov’s run



LA PLAGNE, France (AP) — Beat Hefti of Switzerland won a four-man bobsled race Sunday to end a run of four consecutive wins by World Cup titleholder Alexander Zubkov of Russia.

Pushed by Alex Baumann, Thomas Lamparter and Juerg Egger, he beat Zubkov’s Russia 1 crew of Alexey Negodaylo, Dmitry Trunenkov and Maxim Mokrousov by .09 seconds.

Zubkov was followed over the line in La Plagne by the Russia 2 team of Alexander Kasjanov, Ilvir Khuzin, Maxim Belugin and Petr Moiseev. They were .26 behind.

World and Olympic champion Steven Holcomb’s USA 1 crew finished a disappointing seventh — .74 behind Hefti, who is 10th in the overall standings.