Toni Eggert/Sascha Benecken won the doubles competition at the Luge World Cup in Altenberg. The world champions were just ahead of their long-time rivals Tobias Wendl/Tobias Arlt.
In the first run, Eggert/Benecken (Ilsenburg/Suhl) had already advanced and had a narrow lead over Wendl/Arlt. They defended it in the second run and underpinned their supremacy within the German team in the “eternal duel”.
Tight blink of an eye decision
Wendl/Arlt, the duo from Berchtesgaden/Königssee, were just 0.066 seconds behind the winners after two runs – a blink of an eye. And in the overall World Cup standings, the Upper Bavarians are now just ahead of Eggert-Benecken (515) with 529 points.
Orlamünder/Gubitz work their way up
Hannes Orlamünder/Paul Gubitz (Schwarza/Zella-Mehlis) completed the strong overall impression of the German team. Still eighth after the first run, they showed a very strong second run and moved up to fourth place. Only the Latvians Marzins Bots/Roberts Plume pushed their way in between and prevented the German triple success.