Peter and his team of brakemen (Janne Bror van der Zijde/Simon Friedli/Thomas Amrhein) beat out the US team that won gold at the 2010 Olympics.
The Swiss team finished in 1 minute, 48.31 seconds, with the US team finishing at 1:48.70 for second place, and the Canadian team coming in third with 1:48.71.
Peter and his team had the fastest sled in both timed heats.
After the second of eight races, Rico Peter (SUI, 435 points) leads the overall standings in the 2016/2017 BMW IBSF World Cup, followed by Steven Holcomb (USA, 402 points) and Alexander Kasjonov (RUS, 385 points).
iXS is a material sponsor for the entire Swiss bobsleigh organization.