WINTERBERG, Germany — Natalie Geisenberger halted Tatjana Huefner’s three-race luge World Cup winning streak, beating her German teammate and American Erin Hamlin on Sunday.
Geisenberger had a time of one minute 53.179 seconds for her fifth World Cup victory and second this season. Huefner was .010 seconds behind.
Hamlin, the world champion, was .150 seconds back in third.
American teammates Julia Clukey finished 10th and Megan Sweeney was 11th.
Calgary’s Alex Gough finished sixth, her third top-10 finish of the season, with a time of 1:53.749.
“It was really about putting two consistent runs together and get back into the swing of things,” said Gough.
“Today the goal was to get down the track with the least amount of mistakes because things have changed so much here.
“The track was bumpy and they changed a lot of the profiles on the corners so that contributed to a few headaches for people.”
Regan Lauscher of Red Deer was 14th in 1:54.731, while Regina’s Meaghan Simister was 17th in 1:54.808.
The relay team of Gough, Sam Edney and Chris and Mike Moffat was fifth in 2:27.080. The Germans won the race in 2:25.827.
Huefner leads the standings with 570 points and two races remaining and 200 points at stake. Geisenberger has 540. Hamlin is fourth with 335 points.
German women have won 96 straight World Cup races.