Austrian slider Markus Kleinheinz has edged overall co-leader Tony Benshoof of the United States to win the men's singles at a World Cup luge competition in Altenberg, Germany.

Kleinheinz used a strong first run to finish with a combined time of 1:48.826. Benshoof was second, 0.015 second back with German David Moeller third (1:49.268).

After three events, Benshoof is tied for the overall lead with last year's champion Albert Demtschenko of Russia at 240 points. Armin Zoeggeler of Italy is third with 205.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.