Jonas Müller will target back-to-back victories ©Getty Images

Lake Placid is set to host the second event of the International Luge Federation (FIL) World Cup season, with the opening sprint competition also taking place.

Austria's Jonas Müller will hope for further success, with the 22-year-old expected to challenge in both events.

Müller won the first men's race of the season last week in front of a home crowd in Innsbruck.

He is also the reigning world champion in the sprint discipline, having claimed victory in Winterberg in January.

Germany's Felix Loch, the two-time Olympic champion, is likely to be a main rival to Müller.

Russia's Roman Repilov and Italy's Dominik Fischnaller will be other challengers, having rounded off the podium last week.

Tatiana Ivanova leads the women's standings after winning the opening event in Innsbruck.

United States' Summer Britcher will hope to leapfrog the Russian at her home race.

Germany's Julia Taubitz, the world championship silver medallist in singles and sprint events, will contend for victory.

Competition will take place on the Mount Van Houvenberg track in Lake Placid, with NBC set to broadcast coverage.