In the fight for the overall World Cup, three-time Olympic luge champion Felix Loch would have nothing against support before the season finale in Winterberg.
"I have to talk to Max, maybe he'll let me in front of me," joked the man from Berchtesgaden in the direction of his teammate Max Langenhan. The Vice World Champion won the single-seater competition in front of Loch in St. Moritz.
Record world champion Loch was only eleven thousandths of a second behind after two runs after a strong race to catch up on the natural ice track. In the overall World Cup, the 33-year-old made up ground on leader Dominik Fischnaller - the Italian only finished eighth.
Before the final next weekend in Winterberg, Loch is only 36 points behind Fischnaller (757) with 721 points. "It's going to be exciting," said Loch on Saturday. "I let myself be surprised and try to do well again next week in Winterberg. The season went great, I would also be satisfied with second place in the overall World Cup."
Decision postponed for women
Everything is also open for the single-seater women - but the overall ranking can no longer be taken away from the team of national coach Norbert Loch. Dajana Eitberger postponed the decision on Sunday with her victory in front of Julia Taubitz and world champion Anna Berreiter.
Taubitz (892 points) is 90 points ahead of Eitberger (802), who will only be racing in doubles next winter. The 23-year-old Berreiter (719) is third overall. 100 World Cup points are awarded for a win in tobogganing.
That is why there is also a national showdown for the doubles men in Hochsauerland. The six-time Olympic luge champions Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt lead after their victory on the natural ice rink before the last race of the winter with a 44-point lead over the world champions Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken. In the women's doubles, world champions Jessica Degenhardt and Cheyenne Rosenthal prevailed in Switzerland. No wonder that the tobogganists were unbeatable in the team relay on Sunday. "It was a very, very nice weekend," said national coach Loch.