Francesco Friedrich now holds the record for outright World Cup wins ©IBSF/Viesturs Lacis

Francesco Friedrich became the outright record-holder for bobsleigh World Cup wins as the German pilot celebrated victory in the two-man event in St Moritz.

Friedrich last week tied the record of 46, which was achieved by retired women's driver Sandra Kiriasis of Germany.

The Olympic and world champion secured the outright record today, triumphing with brakeman Alexander Schueller.

The duo achieved the fastest time on both runs on the Swiss track, clocking 1min 6.27sec in the first and 1:05.65 in the second.

A combined time of 2:11.92 was enough to give Friedrich a ninth two-man success of the World Cup season.

Johannes Lochner and Florian Bauer completed a German one-two, finishing second at 0.45 behind the winners.

The podium was completed by Canada’s Justin Kripps and Cam Stones, who finished on 2:12.84.

Friedrich leads the World Cup standings on 2,235 points, with Lochner second on 2,059.

St Moritz also hosted the latest event of the Women's Monobob World Series, with several stars of the sport making their debuts in the series.

United States’ Kaillie Humphries, the two-woman Olympic champion in 2010 and 2014, secured victory in her maiden race.

Humphries achieved a combined time of 2:22.35 from her two runs to triumph ahead of Germany’s Laura Nolte, who was 0.2 back.

Switzerland’s Martina Fontanive placed third, 0.29 behind the winner.

Women's monobob has been added to the programme for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, where it is due to make its debut.