Julia Taubitz is top of the Luge World Cup women's singles table ©Getty Images

Germans Julia Taubitz and Johannes Ludwig look to extend their leads in the International Luge Federation Luge World Cup as the fourth stop heads to Altenburg in Germany from tomorrow until December 12.

Following one event in China and two in Russia this season, it is the first of the remaining six stops that are all scheduled for Europe.

World champion Taubitz took the World Cup lead with her two victories last weekend on the 2014 Olympic track in Sochi and is due to compete at home in Saxony for the first time this season in the yellow bib.

However, no fans will be able to watch her compete due to COVID-19 restrictions.

"I try to build on the results of Sochi in Altenberg," said Taubitz.

"With the home advantage it always gets so hyped up for me and everyone expects a lot.

"Nevertheless, I am really looking forward to Altenberg.

"The weather is not supposed to be that nice, very wintry.

"But I like the track.

Andris and Jurics Sics have podiumed in their last nine Luge World Cup races, winning four ©Getty Images
Andris and Jurics Sics have podiumed in their last nine Luge World Cup races, winning four ©Getty Images

"I really like tobogganing there.

"I take the momentum with me and ride it home.

"It's a pity that no spectators are allowed.

"We already had to return 40 tickets."

In the men's event, World Cup leader Ludwig won the opening two events and only just missed the triple as the runner-up in Sochi.

He leads the rankings with 335 points ahead of three-time Olympic Champion and compatriot Felix Loch and World Champion Roman Repilov from Russia.

In the men's doubles race competition, Latvian brothers Andris and Juris Sics have finished on the podium in their last nine races with four gold, two silver and three bronze medals.

The pair lead the overall doubles standings with 340 points ahead of Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken of Germany on 291.

"We are looking forward to Altenberg," said Andris Sics.

"We have a lot of experience on all tracks, so we do well on all tracks.

"We always take it as it comes."