Germany's Max Langenhan earned his second consecutive men's singles victory on the FIL World Cup ©Getty Images

Germany's Max Langenhan made it back-to-back wins on the International Luge Federation (FIL) World Cup at his home event in Altenberg, and Austria concluded the competition with victory in the team relay.

World Championships silver medallist Langenhan has had a fine few weeks, having only previously won a World Cup once before victory in the Latvian resort of Sigulda on January 14.

He now has back-to-back wins on the World Cup circuit after an impressive display on the Altenberg bobsleigh, luge and skeleton track.

Langenhan built a useful lead on the first run, clocking 53.735sec to build a 0.213 lead over compatriot and two-time Olympic champion Felix Loch.

Austria's former Olympic champion David Gleirscher and Italy's Beijing 2022 bronze medallist Dominik Fischnaller were also in contention with times of 53.961 and 53.984 respectively.

On the second run, World Cup leader Fischnaller put pressure on Langenhan with a 53.828 effort to set the time to beat at 1min 47.812sec.

The German responded with a 53.839 to finish in 1:47.574.

"I am so happy that it worked out here of all places, where I had injured my hand during the preparation in autumn," Langenhan said.

"Of course, that was somehow in the back of my mind.

"The fact that it went so well today is really special for me.

"In Winterberg I haven't raced that much yet this season, but we have a good flow and we'll take that with us to Winterberg."

Third place went to Loch, who finished 0.332 off the pace after a 53.958 second run.

Fischnaller preserved his overall lead with 605 points, followed by Loch on 496 and Austria's Beijing 2022 silver medallist Wolfgang Kindl, who ranked fourth in Altenberg, on 453.

In the team relay, Austria claimed their first victory of the season after failing to finish twice in Sigulda.

Madeleine Egle, Kindl and the double Yannick Müller and Armin Frauscher finished in 2:23.742 to beat Germany's Julia Taubitz, Langenhan and double Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken by 0.098.

Latvia's Elīna Ieva Vītola, Kristers Aparjods, Mārtiņš Bots and Roberts Plūme were third in 2:23.881.

Germany and Italy are tied on 355 points in the team relay standings for the season on the FIL World Cup.

The next leg of the World Cup is set to be held in the German resort of Winterberg, featuring additional sprint events.