Eggert, Benecken win sixth World Cup luge doubles championship

The Calgary-based duo have been in third after the primary run however bumped into bother on their second go.

“We simply went into Nash (nook) at a poor angle in comparison with the primary run and had a really small brush on the within quick wall and that’s all it took,” Snith mentioned in a launch. “The second run was smoother general, however that mistake price us.”

The pair are set to make their fourth Olympic look in Beijing subsequent month.

Eggert and Benecken completed the season with 907 standings factors, 24 greater than the Latvian sled of Andris Sics and Juris Sics. The Sics brothers completed fifth in Saturday’s race; they wanted a second-place end dangle on to the highest spot and declare the general title.

It’s the sixth World Cup title within the final eight seasons for Eggert and Benecken.


Wolfgang Kindl of Austria rallied within the second warmth to win the ultimate race of the boys’s World Cup season, ending in 2:10.246.

Latvia’s Kristers Aparjods was second in 2:10.267 and Nico Gleirscher of Austria was third in 2:10.546. Kindl was third after the primary run behind Italy’s Dominik Fischnaller and Germany’s Johannes Ludwig, each of whom discovered bother late of their second runs and wound up ending eighth and Eleventh, respectively.

For the U.S., Jonny Gustafson tied a season-best by ending 14th and Olympic silver medalist Chris Mazdzer completed 18th. Gustafson, Mazdzer and Tucker West will probably be racing for the U.S. on the Beijing Video games.

Reid Watts, of Whistler, B.C., was the lone Canadian within the race, ending twenty third in 2:11.951.

Ludwig had already clinched the seasonlong World Cup title coming into the finale and completed with 871 factors after an Eleventh-place end Saturday. Kindl was second within the last standings with 791, whereas Aparjods and Germany’s Felix Loch tied for third with 691.


The World Cup sliding season ends Sunday with a girls’s race and a crew relay.


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