Loch leads German sweep in luge World Cup
OBERHOF, Germany (AP) Two-time Olympic champion Felix Loch led a German sweep of the podium in a men's luge World Cup race with his fourth consecutive victory of the season on Saturday.
Loch also seized the overall World Cup lead. He set a course record in the first heat and won in an aggregate two-run time of 1 minute, 26.068 seconds.
Andi Langenhan was second, .385 behind, while Ralf Palik was .479 back in third.
Loch says he had an ''optimal day'' after recording his sixth straight win on his home course.
The German now has 590 points, 24 points clear of Austria's Wolfagang Kindl, who was fifth in the race.