Thomas Florschuetz and Francesco Friedrich tied for the victory in a German sweep of the podium at a World Cup two-man bobsled event on Saturday in Altenberg, Germany.

Olympic silver medallist Florschuetz and brakeman Kevin Kuske were inseparable from Friedrich and Jannis Baecker after two runs. Both teams clocked 1 minute, 54.15 seconds.

It was the first ever World Cup victory for Friedrich, a junior world champion.

Manuel Machata and brakemen Christian Poser were third in 1:54.76.

Lyndon Rush of Humboldt, Sask., and Calgary's Lascelles Brown were fourth, seven-tenths of a second behind the winners.