On the Saturday, Greig had finished 17th in the 500 metres and 14th in the 1000 metres.
He was hoping for a better day in the second 500 metre race in Erfurt, but it didn’t quite come together as the Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder had hoped.
“I accidentally dug the toe of my skate into the ice in the first metres of my 500 metre race, causing my opening 100 metres to be 0.25 of a second slower than the day before,” Greig said.
“But this time my 400 metre lap was beautiful, being one of the fastest in the field.
“Unfortunately the 0.25 lost on my start muted that point, leaving me again with a very unsatisfied 15th place.
“The final time was 35.70, a long short from my season best time on low altitude tracks of 35.23, which today would have been good for the podium.
“However, my coach Desly (Hill) is very optimistic for the races to come though, because if you put my best opening 100 metre time with my best 400 metre lap of the season, I would easily be in the top five.
“She is just waiting for me to have a race where it all clicks. So I guess that is my goal for next week.”
The final World Cup event of the season will take place this weekend in Heerenveen, the Netherlands, before the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships in Sochia, Russia