Selina Egle, front, and Lara Michaela Kipp snatched the women's doubles title in Austria ©Getty Images

Austria's Selina Egle and Lara Michaela Kipp capitalised on home advantage to take the premiere women's doubles victory of the Luge World Cup as the new season got underway in Innsbruck.

The duo won ahead of reigning world champions Jessica Degenhardt and Cheyenne Rosenthal with an overall time of 1min 20.019sec.

The Austrians set a new track record on their second run with a time of 39.998.

Germany's Degenhardt and Rosenthal were 0.176 off the pace while Italy's Andrea Vötter and Marion Oberhofer made up the top three after 1:20.252.

"In the first run we made it unnecessarily exciting with the slide in the finish bend, the second was then right on the dot," said Egle.

"We had a one-tenth advantage and knew that if we skied down normally, it should fit.

"This success is huge, we are mega happy!"

Beijing 2022 silver medallist Madeleine Egle of Austria clinched the women's singles title after 1:19.188 to beat the United States' Emily Sweeney.

The world bronze medallist was 0.216 away from gold but managed to hold off Julia Taubitz of Germany who finished third after 1:19.436.

Austria continued their dominance as Juri Thomas Gatt and Riccardo Martin Schöpf clinched the third gold of the day in the men's doubles.

The pair finished in 1:18.915 to lead an Austrian podium sweep while Thomas Steu and Lorenz Koller were forced to settle for silver just 0.079 behind.

Yannick Müller and Armin Frauscher then took bronze as they were 0.004 away from second place.

"We tried to stay as cool as possible after the first run, but it wasn't easy," said Gatt.

"We never thought that our first World Cup victory would come out of this.

"It's sensational and cool.

"I don't know what to say.

"We are all friends in the team, help each other, work together and then the triple success is even more sensational because we are extremely happy with each other."