Wendl/Arlt Cruise to Oberhof Victory

From Oberhof, GER

(Feb. 9, 2019) – Tobias Wendl & Tobias Arlt won their third European Championship doubles title of the decade, dominating the race in Oberhof to win gold.

Eggert & Benecken (Courtesy FIL TV)

Wendl & Arlt had the two fastest runs of the race, and were the fastest at every timing line but the first on their way to a .2 second lead over teammates Toni Eggert & Sascha Benecken. Over the course of the last decade, Wendl & Arlt have not finished off the podium in the European Championships.

Eggert & Benecken finished second, well ahead of the Latvian duo of Andris & Juris Sics in third.

Thomas Steu & Lorenz Koller finished fourth, ahead of Canadians Tristan Walker & Justin Snith, and Aleksandr Denisev & Antonov who rounded out the top six respectively.

Prior to today’s race Chris Mazdzer announced that the race weekend in Oberhof would be his last of the 2018/2019 season due to an injury sustained prior to the FIL World Championships. Since the injury, Mazdzer had been concentrating on only racing in the doubles competition. He and Jayson Terdiman finished tenth, moving up from 11th in the first heat. Their final race of the season will be the Team Relay on Sunday.

Results:

Pos Names Nation Bib Start 1 Start 2 Run 1 Run 2 Total
1 Wendl / Arlt GER 14 6.576 6.596 40.963 40.988 1:21.951
2 Eggert / Benecken GER 16 6.959 6.563 41.154 40.997 1:22.151
3 Sics / Sics LAT 18 6.676 6.659 41.159 41.115 1:22.274
4 Steu / Koller AUT 17 6.627 6.615 41.232 41.269 1:22.501
5 Walker / Snith CAN 2 6.611 6.611 41.254 41.419 1:22.673
6 Denisev / Antonov RUS 7 6.650 6.646 41.275 41.414 1:22.689
7 Putins / Marcinkevics LAT 9 6.642 6.655 41.199 41.540 1:22.739
8 Rieder / Kainzwaldner ITA 13 6.701 6.684 41.425 41.352 1:22.777
9 Gudramovics / Kalnins LAT 15 6.720 6.708 41.332 41.510 1:22.842
10 Mazdzer / Terdiman USA 11 6.725 6.718 41.420 41.454 1:22.874
11 Kashkin / Korshunov RUS 5 6.696 6.644 41.493 41.459 1;22.952
12 Yuzhakov / Prokhorov RUS 10 6.723 6.694 41.290 41.814 1:23.104
13 Park / Kang KOR 4 6.699 6.780 41.823 41.986 1:23.809
14 Stakhiv / Lysetskyy UKR 3 6.858 6.877 41.919 42.084 1:24.003
15 Vejdelek / Pekny CZE 1 6.876 6.869 42.534 42.492 1:25.026
16 Geueke / Gamm GER 12 6.651 6.598 41.330 44.200 1:25.530
17 Chmielewski / Kowalewski POL 6 6.659 6.659 48.028 41.471 1:29.499
DSQ Nagler / Malleier ITA 8 DSQ