Luge World Cup
The Luge World Cup (the current official sponsor name: Viessmann Luge World Cup ) is a in the period from November aligned annually to about February competition series in luge. Be organized the race of the FIL. Since the season 1977/1978 while the overall World Cup winner is determined. Modeled after the Tour de France the leader wear a yellow jersey in the World Cup.
Currently, the World Cup season usually includes eight stations. As part of the World Cup, the single-seater of men and women, the doubles and the team competition will be held.
In non-Olympic winters, the Luge World Cup is the highlight of the World Cup season.
- 2.1 local rating
- 2.2 Evaluation of the venues Nations
World Cup points system
A scoring system for individual races determines the overall World Cup standings. To this end, the points achieved by an athlete of the individual races are added. Points are awarded in the race based on the scoring system of the FIL. In the current points system the winner of a race gets 100 World Cup points, the second 85 and the third 70 points. The 39th place will receive two more World Cup points. From the 40th place any more -evaluated luger receives one point. These points distribution also applies to team competitions.
At the start of World Cup competitions, there was a slightly different sort of rating system. Above all there was between the men 's and women's single-seaters and the doubles different rating systems.
Men - Single Seater
Women - Single Seater
Statistics of the World Cup venues
So far, the 256 World Cup races were ( are GDR, FRG and after the reunion here counted as a country ) to 22 tracks in 14 countries held.