By Paul Osborne

Germany secured a cleansweep on day two of the Luge World Cup in Oberhof ©FILNatalie Geisenberger claimed her sixth victory of the season on home soil today as she led a German clean-sweep at the Luge World Cup in Oberhof.

The Olympic and world champion, and defending titleholder, secured her 29th World Cup victory as she knocked former Olympic gold medallist and four-time world champion Tatjana Hüfner into second.

The Sochi 2014 champion recorded a total time of 1min 23.104sec over her two runs to seal the victory, despite team mate Hüfner setting a track record of 41.515 in her second run.

"It's going fantastically," said Geisenberger.

"I can't really explain it in words.

"Of course it's great to win here in Oberhof.

"Winning in Königssee was good, but winning here is more important."

Third place went to yet another German luger, Dajana Eitberger, who made a serious error in the first heat.

The German made up for it in the second run to overtake Canada's Alex Gough, who finished fourth.

"The second run was much better," said Eitberger.

"I wanted to give my all.

"My mistake in the first run was to underestimate my speed.

"I didn't think I was going that quickly."

Germany's dominance continued in to the team relay as they secured their third victory in Oberhof ©FILGermany's dominance continued in to the team relay as they secured their third victory in Oberhof ©FIL

In international competition, Geisenberger has so far only been beaten this post-Olympic winter by Gough and American athlete Erin Hamlin, who came first and second in the Sprint World Cup shortly before Christmas.

She remains well clear atop the World Cup leaderboard with 670 points, almost 200 ahead of Hüfner in second on 475 points.

Eitberger sits third with 441 points.

Germany's dominance continued into the team relay where Geisenberger joined with men's Olympic and world champion Felix Loch and doubles duo Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt to secure yet another World Cup win.

Germany remain unbeaten in the team relay post Sochi and beat the United States quartet of Hamlin, Chris Mazdzer, Matthew Mortensen and Jayson Terdiman by more than 0.7 seconds to take their third win in Oberhof.

Third place went to Russians Tatiana Ivanova, Semen Pavlichenko and doubles team Alexander Denisyev and VIadislav Antonov.

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