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Loch leads German sweep of top 5 at luge World Cup

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Posted: Nov 25, 2012 7:42 AM

Updated: Nov 25, 2012 7:42 AM

IGLS, Austria (AP) Olympic luge champion Felix Loch led a German sweep of the top five positions at the season-opening race Sunday, the first time in the men's World Cup that all five lugers from one nation finished ahead of the field.

Loch, who is the defending World Cup champion, set a track record in his first run and was fastest in the second to finish in an aggregate time of 1 minute, 40.229 seconds for his 11th career win.

David Moeller was 0.307 back in second, and Johannes Ludwig took third.

On Saturday, Germany also dominated the women's and the men's doubles races by earning 1-2 finishes in both events.

The World Cup meet at the 1976 Olympic track concludes with a team relay later Sunday.

Topics: Luge World Cup

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