A week after the home World Cup, the Wendel/Arlt doubles team gave away their World Cup victory despite leading the first run.
The six-time Olympic luge champions Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt made a serious mistake in their World Cup revenge.
After taking bronze in the title fights, the Bavarian duo were in the lead after run one at the World Cup in Altenberg, Saxony, and had victory in sight. In the final round, they hit the barriers twice in turn nine and ended up in 16th place, more than a second behind the victorious world champions Juri Gatt and Thomas Schoepf from Austria. “What can we say, it was a killer hit after turn nine “It’s a catastrophe, we’re frustrated,” Arlt told the TV station ARD, while Wendl said: “You just want to get out.”
In difficult conditions in the Eastern Ore Mountains with a lot of frost on the ice, the Thuringian duo Hannes Orlamünder and Paul Gubitz from RC Zella-Mehlis came eighth. Moritz Jäger and Valentin Steudte (RRC Zella-Mehlis/RT Suhl) came in ninth.
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