Luge - Wendl and Arlt open up World Cup with victory in Austria

Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt look determined to win back their World Cup crown as they opened their season with victory in Austria.

Luge - No stopping Wendl and Arlt in Konigssee

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The German pair finished top of the pile in the 2010-2011 season but finished second best last time out as Austrian brothers Andreas and Wolfgang Linger took the title, adding to their Olympic gold medals from 2006 and 2010. But Wendl and Arlt look determined to regain top spot and opened up this campaign by storming to victory in Innsbruck. The pair sat in first after run one and although they were only third-fastest second time around they held on to top spot for the victory with a total time of 1:19.464 minutes. And their was a German one-two as Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken took second, just 0.033 seconds behind. But the home fans were shocked as two-time Olympic champions the Linger brothers were kept off the podium by compatriots Peter Penz and Georg Fischler.

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