Germany's Felix Loch maintained his scintillating run of form by claiming European Luge Championship gold in the men's singles event for the third time in his career in Sigulda.
The 31-year-old â€“ who had previously been crowned European champion on home soil in Oberhof in 2013, and Altenberg in 2016 â€“ has dominated the World Cup season so far, and was on song once again in Latvia.
A two-run time of 1:35.884 was good enough to earn Loch a seventh World Cup win of the 2020/21 campaign alongside his European gong, ahead of compatriot Johannes Ludwig in second and Italy's Dominik Fischnaller in third.
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Loch said: "In the second run I was even faster at the start, up on the track it went even better and down there it was a great run."
Having only missed out on top spot in the Winterberg sprint this season Loch holds a 235 point lead over Ludwig at the top of the overall World Cup standings, with Oberhof the next venue in a week's time.
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