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Germans sweep World Cup; Mazdzer, Hamlin lead US

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IGLS, Austria (AP) -- Germany's Natalie Geisenberger won the women's race and countryman Felix Loch prevailed in the men's competition Saturday at the season's second World Cup luge stop of the season.

Geisenberger finished two runs in 1 minute, 20.135 seconds. In the last 12 World Cup or world championship races, Geisenberger has nine wins and three runner-up finishes.

German women went 1-2-3-4, with Tatjana Hufner (1:20.167), Anke Wischnewski (1:20.311) and Dajana Eitberger (1:20.536) following Geisenberger.

Loch's winning time was 1:40.878, ahead of Germany's David Moller (1:41.052) and Dominik Fischnaller of Italy (1:41.102).

For the U.S., Chris Mazdzer was fourth in the men's race and Erin Hamlin sixth in the women's field, both satisfying selection criteria for the 2014 Olympic team. USA Luge's team will be formally nominated on Dec. 14.

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