Germany’s Arndt wins European 4-man bobsled title



IGLS, Austria (AP) — German bobsledder Maximilian Arndt led his four-man team to victory Sunday in a World Cup race that also counted as the European bobsled championships.

Arndt and his team of Marko Huebenbecker, Alexander Roediger and Martin Putze were fastest in both heats at the 1976 Olympic track and finished in a combined time of 1 minute, 43.33 seconds.

They were 0.16 faster than second-place Switzerland, led by Beat Hefti, who won the European two-man bobsled title Saturday.

Another German team, led by Thomas Florschuetz, was 0.18 back in third.

Arndt now has 1,574 points in the World Cup standings and extended his lead over Zubkov to 47 points with one World Cup event in Sochi in February remaining.