Loch leads German 1-2-3 in Whistler
Olympic champion Felix Loch lead a German clean sweep of the medal places at the World Cup luge race in Whistler.
Loch finished with a combined two-run time of one minute and 36.480 seconds ahead of Johannes Ludwig (1:36.758) and David Moller (1:36.778).
The meet is the first at the Whistler Sliding Centre since the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics when Georgian Nodar Kumaritashvili died in a training run crash.
Earlier Olympics champions and brothers Andreas and Wolfgang Linger won the doubles.
The Austrian duo set a new track record of 41.255 seconds in their first run before going on to post a combined time of 1:22.644 to take the gold.
Fellow Austrians Peter Penz and Georg Fischler finished second (1:22.888) followed by Italy’s Christian Oberstolz and Patrick Gruber (1:22.943).