Bromley fights back to claim World Cup second
GREAT Britain's Kristan Bromley recovered from a horror first run to nearly claim the opening men's skeleton race of the season in Whistler.
Bromley, the two-time World Cup and former world champion, was a distant seventh after his opening slide at the 2010 Winter Olympic venue.
However, everything he did wrong he put right - with a little help from his brother watching on television back in the UK.
"I made a couple of mistakes but even though I was in eighth I still felt there was a chance because I was only .43 seconds behind the pace," said Bromley.
"My brother was watching the splits and analysing them. He sent me a few tips by text, I made some adjustments on the runners and it made all the difference."
Jon Montgomery, who won on the Olympic track just a few months ago, was victorious again with a .28 sec advantage over Bromley while Russia's Alexander Tretiakov completed the podium. Great Britain's Chris Type was 16th.
"I felt a bit of pressure coming back because people expected me to win here," said Montgomery.
"But I started to worry when Kristan had a smokin' second run. You know, you've got an incredibly deep field on the men's side and it's going to be a wicked season of tight, tight battles."