The Austrian duo delivered an almost faultless race in Switzerland, holding the lead from almost start to finish to blow away the rest of the field.
But it wasn't all cut and dry further down the field as an amazing podium battle saw the United States of America seemingly come from nowhere to take second place ahead of Canada.
After Russia had crashed out in the early stages, it looked as though Canadian duo Kevin Hill and Chris Robanske would be battling out for top spot with the Austrians.
But as they moved ahead, suddenly the American team of Jonathan Cheever and Mick Dierdorff delivered a sensational finale to take the silver medal by the narrowest of margins, with a photo finish required to separate the teams.
Racing was far from straightforward under the dense Swiss fog, but Italy showed they were to handle it best to take World Cup gold in the women's competition.
That saw Michela Moioli and Raffaella Brutto pick up their second pairs victory – the first coming in Montafon in December 2013 – in comfortable style.
They were followed into second place by France's Nelly Moenne-Loccoz and Chloé Trespeuch, while there was to be a second podium on the final day of competition for Canada.
Carle Brenneman and Tess Critchlow helped them pick up third, while Russia rounded off the main final as Mariya Vasiltsova and Yulia Lapteva took fourth.
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