CALGARY - German luger Julia Taubitz won her first World Cup race and Canada's Kim McRae claimed bronze Saturday in Calgary.

The sliding track at WinSport challenged the world's top women as some banged into walls and others such as Olympic silver medallist Dajana Eitberger spilled off sleds.

Taubitz posted a two-run time of one minute 33.408 seconds. Her German teammate and World Cup overall leader Natalie Geisenberger was second in 1:33.885.

Calgary's McRae was fourth after her first run and jumped onto the podium with her second for a total time of 1:33.885.