Dajana Eitberger, Felix Loch and Eggert/Benecken win the BMW Sprint World Cup
Winterberg (RWH) Dajana Eitberger, Felix Loch, and Toni Eggert/Sascha Benecken (all GER) have taken victory at the first BMW Sprint World Cup in Winterberg. The BMW Sprint World Cup features a shortened course and a flying start and is entering its third season in 2016/2017, with three events scheduled for this year. After Winterberg, the next BMW Sprint World Cups will be staged in Whistler (CAN) and Sigulda (LAT).
Dajana Eitberger, making her second appearance on the top step of the podium, relegated Birgit Platzer to second place. This was the first podium finish of the 24-year-old Austrian’s career. Third place went to the previous day’s winner Natalie Geisenberger, who now shares the lead of the overall Viessmann World Cup with Eitberger on 170 points. Birgit Platzer lies third on 145 points.
Johannes Ludwig defended his lead in the overall Viessmann World Cup standings by claiming third behind Felix Loch and the Russian Stepan Fedorov. The 30-year-old Thuringian goes into the next round on 2-3 December 2016 in Lake Placid, NY, with 170 points in the bag.
Toni Eggert/Sascha Benecken currently lead the overall doubles classification in the Viessmann World Cup with a perfect tally of 200 points. Following their success on Saturday, the Thuringian duo also won the BMW Sprint World Cup on Sunday. Having managed only third the previous day, the Olympic Champions and three-time World Champions Tobias Wendl/Tobias Arlt took second today ahead of Robin Geueke/David Gamm (all GER).