ALTENBERG, Germany (AP) -- Thomas Florschuetz and Francesco Friedrich tied for the victory in a German sweep of the podium at a World Cup two-man bobsled event Saturday.
Olympic silver medalist Florschuetz and brakeman Kevin Kuske were inseparable from Friedrich and Jannis Baecker after two runs. Both teams clocked 1 minute, 54.15 seconds.
It was the first ever World Cup victory for Friedrich, a junior world champion.
Manuel Machata and brakemen Christian Poser were third in 1:54.76.
Canada's Lyndon Rush and Lascelles Brown were fourth, seven-tenths of a second behind the winners.