Eggert, Benecken win 30th luge World Cup


OBERHOF, Germany — World champions Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken returned to form by edging German rivals Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt to win their 30th luge World Cup on Saturday.

Eggert and Benecken were second behind the Olympic champions on their first run but did enough on their second to win by seven thousandths of a second.

Wendl and Arlt ended Eggert and Benecken’s four-race winning streak at Koenigssee last weekend, but a mistake in their second run allowed their rivals to claim their seventh win of the season. Eggert and Sascha Benecken stretched their overall lead to 218 points with four races remaining.

Peter Penz and Georg Fischler were third, 0.498 seconds off the pace, ahead of Robin Johannes Geueke and David Gamm of Germany, and the Sics brothers – Andris and Juris – of Latvia.

The women’s competition was scheduled for later Saturday in Oberhof.



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