Americans Elana Meyers Taylor and Cherrelle Garrett won the women's bobsleigh World Cup race on Friday in La Plagne, France for their fourth win this season.

Their two-run time was 0.24 seconds faster than second-place Jamie Greubel Poser and Lauryn Williams in a 1-2 finish for the American team in the French Alps.

Canadian Olympic champion Kaillie Humphries finished third with her brakewoman Melissa Lotholz, 0.51 seconds back.

With the event also counting as the European championship, Anja Schneiderheinze and Franziska Bertels claimed the continental title after finishing fifth. Cathleen Martini and Stephanie Schneider took the silver, and Stefanie Szczurek and Erline Nolte the bronze in a German sweep of the medals.

Meyers Taylor extended her overall World Cup lead over Schneiderheinze to 89 points. Humphries, who's from Calgary, is third, 132 points back of the American.

"We keep improving and are getting closer to these guys," Humphries said.

With files from CBCSports.ca