Germany’s Felix Loch maintained his scintillating run of type by declaring European Luge Championship gold in the guys’s singles event for the third time in his profession in Sigulda.

The 31-year-old âEUR” who had actually previously been crowned European champion on home soil in Oberhof in 2013, and Altenberg in 2016 âEUR” has dominated the World Cup season so far, and was on tune once again in Latvia.

A two-run time of 1:35.884 was excellent enough to earn Loch a seventh World Cup win of the 2020/21 project along with his European gong, ahead of compatriot Johannes Ludwig in 2nd and Italy’s Dominik Fischnaller in third.

Loch stated: “In the 2nd 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 actually just lost out on top area in the Winterberg sprint this season Loch holds a 235 point lead over Ludwig at the top of the total World Cup standings, with Oberhof the next venue in a week’s time.