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Lueders, Brown Win WC Bobsled  in Germany


Canadian driver Pierre Lueders has won his first World Cup two-man bobsled title this season by edging Germany's Mathias Hoepfner in Königsee, Germany.

Lueders and brakeman Lascelles Brown finished with a combined time of 1:39.43 seconds, 0.30 seconds ahead of the Germans. Switzerland's Martin Annen and Beat Hefti finished third (1:39.86).

American Todd Hays placed seventh but retains the World Cup overall lead with 395 points. Lueders is second with 360 points while Russia's Alexandr Zoubkov is third.

Lueders is still waiting to hear if Brown will become a Canadian citizen in time for the Turin Olympics. Brown, a Jamaica native, is married to a Canadian citizen.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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