The 2013-14 women's skeleton World Cup season turned into quite the duel between veteran U.S. slider Noelle Pikus-Pace and breakout star Lizzy Yarnold from Great Britain. Take a look at this recap of the dramatic eight-race season, as well as a side-by-side comparison of these two rivals.
Calgary, Nov. 29
After initially finishing with the fastest time, Noelle Pikus-Pace (above) was disqualified after judges deemed an extra piece of tape on her sled to be against the rules. The gold medal went to Great Britain's Lizzy Yarnold instead.
Park City, Dec. 6
Utah's Noelle Pikus-Pace recovered from her disappointment the previous week and broke the track record on her hometown track. Yarnold (left) and Canada's Sarah Reid (right) took silver and bronze, respectively.
Lake Placid, Dec. 13 and 15
Pikus-Pace and Yarnold (above) split a series of two races in Lake Placid. The American won gold and, two days later, her British rival won gold to maintain her lead in the overall World Cup standings.
Winterberg, Jan. 6
With the World Cup tour now in Europe, Lizzy Yarnold kept her hot streak going in Germany. It was her third gold medal in five races. Pikus-Pace finished in second place.
St. Moritz, Jan. 11
Pikus-Pace returned to the top of the podium in Switzerland.