KOENIGSSEE, Germany (AP) — Martins Dukurs of Latvia won his sixth skeleton World Cup race of the season Saturday and closed in on his third straight season title.
The reigning world champion won comfortably over runner-up Frank Rommel of Germany, who was 0.47 seconds back. Alexander Tretyakov of Russia finished 0.70 seconds behind Dukrus to take third. Dukurs made up for missing out on the podium in last year's race in Koenigssee.
Olympic gold medalist Jon Montgomery of Canada was sixth, his best result so far this season. Dukurs holds a clear lead in overall rankings with 1,560 points, with brother Thomas second on 1,362 after finishing fifth. Alexander Kroeckel of Germany finished fourth and is third in overall after seven of the nine races with 1,308 points.