Canadian bobsleds on track for big year at Sochi

The Canadian sled driven by Lyndon Rush flies by a spectator during the World Cup bobsleigh event...

The Canadian sled driven by Lyndon Rush flies by a spectator during the World Cup bobsleigh event in Calgary earlier this season. (MIKE DREW/QMI Agency)

Daniel Austin, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:26 PM ET

CALGARY - There's a confidence surrounding the men on the Canadian bobsleigh team these days.

While the two-woman sled of Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse is still the bobsleigh contingent's surest-thing in terms of a medal threat, there's a sense that any one of the three four-man sleds Canada's sending the Sochi Olympics could be on the verge of something special.

"It's crazy to think that all three of us could be on the podium," said Calgary pilot Chris Spring. "All three of us have won World Cup medals this year, and to do that in a field as deep as the world cup in this year is an extraordinary feat."

When the world cup season ended Sunday, there were three Canadian teams in the top-10 of the overall rankings.

Lyndon Rush, of Humboldt, Sask., finished the season in ninth, while Justin Kripps, of Summerland, B.C., ended up in 10th.


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