Bobsleigh: Women's pair to tackle men in World Cup

Elana Meyers-Taylor and Kaillie Humphries
Elana Meyers-Taylor (left) and Kaillie Humphries will compete with men on the World Cup circuit

Canadian Olympic bobsleigh champion Kaillie Humphries and the USA's Elana Meyers Taylor have qualified to drive against men on the World Cup circuit.

The gold and silver-medal winning duo satisfied the requirement to finish five races on three tracks within two seasons to compete on the top tour.

They sealed their eligibility by taking part in a European Cup four-man race.

Meyers Taylor and her team finished 10th, and Humphries came 17th.

The pair made history in November by becoming the first women to win four-man international bobsleigh medals in the North America Cup.

2014-15 Bobsleigh World Cup schedule
Lake Placid, USA - 8-13 DecSt. Moritz, Switzerland - 19-25 Jan
Calgary, Canada - 15-20 DecLa Plagne, France - 26 Jan-1 Feb
Altenberg, Germany - 5-11 JanIgls, Austria - 2-8 Feb
Königssee, Germany - 12-18 JanSochi, Russia - 10-15 Feb

The International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation ruled four-man bobsledding gender neutral in September, giving the chance for men and women to compete against each other.

Meyers Taylor, 30, and 29-year-old Humphries plan to take part in the second stop on the circuit, at Calgary later this month.

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