Luge - Linger brothers triumph in Winterberg

Austrians Andreas and Wolfgang Linger finally brought an end to Germany's dominance in the doubles event on the luge World Cup by taking victory at the last event in the country this season in Winterberg.

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Luge - Linger brothers triumph in Winterberg
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Austria's Andreas and Wolfgang Linger

The Linger brothers have been powerless to stop Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt and Sascha Benecken and Toni Eggert throughout the first six of nine World Cup rounds in total this season.

Between them the German pairings have won every race, Wendl and Arlt five of them and Benecken and Eggert the other, however all that came to an end at the last round on their ice this season.

For the Linger brothers performed better to take the Winterberg win ahead of Eggert and Benecken with Christian Oberstolz and Patrick Gruber third and Wendl and Arlt down in eighth.

Eggert and Benecken led after run one, posting 43.479, with the Linger's second and Oberstolz and Gruber third while Wendl and Arlt uncharacteristically struggled and were way down in 17th.

They proved that was a mere blip though by recording the fastest time second time out, 43.351, as the Linger's were again second, 0.005 behind, to take their first win of the season.

The Austrians clocked a winning time of 1:26.878 minutes with Eggert and Benecken the third fastest during run two to finish 0.029 adrift in second overall.

Italian duo Oberstolz and Gruber were third 0.221 behind overall with Wendl and Arlt's low finish hardly affecting their lead at the top of the overall World Cup standings.

They lost for the first time last time out in Oberhof but still lead by 75 points from German teammates Eggert and Benecken with two rounds of the season remaining.

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