LUGE Preview: Geisenberger tries to stay perfect in Calgary

The North American section of the FIL World Cup tour for 2018-19 continues this week in Calgary (CAN), with the third of nine World Cup stops. After three races, the standings (with wins):

Men:
1. 270 Wolfgang Kindl (AUT: 2)
2. 215 Johannes Ludwig (GER: 1)
3. 205 Felix Loch (GER)
4. 169 Dominik Fischnaller (ITA)
5. 154 Semen Pavilchenko (RUS)

Women:
1. 300 Natalie Geisenberger (GER: 3)
2. 255 Julia Taubitz (GER)
3. 160 Tatiana Ivanova (RUS)
4. 156 Tatjana Hufner (GER)
5. 154 Dajana Eitberger (GER)

Men’s Doubles:
1. 260 Thomas Steu/Lorenz Koller (AUT: 2)
2. 240 Toni Eggert/Sascha Benecken (GER: 1)
3. 191 Vladislav Yuzhakov/Iurii Prokhorov (RUS)
4. 186 Tobias Wendl/Tobias Arlt (GER)
5. 160 Andris Sics/Juris Sics (LAT)

Geisenberger is working on a remarkable streak, with medals in 22 consecutive World Cup races, dating back to the 2016-17 season. She’s won all three races to start this season.
The competition will take place on Friday and Saturday, with the Doubles and men’s racing on Friday and the women’s races and the Team Relay racing on Saturday.

NBCSN has coverage of Sunday’s racing at 6 p.m. Eastern time. Look for results here.

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