Eighth edition of the Tour de Ski comes to an end
For seven days, the best cross-country skiers in the world battle it out in 4 different locations: on 28 December, Oberhof in Germany saw the start of the eighth edition of the Tour de Ski. This week of races and exertion will serve as an excellent test in light of the imminent Olympics in Sochi, scheduled to begin in just over a month.
From Oberhof, the event headed to Lenzerheide (SUI) and then to Cortina, (ITA), which today sees the 15 km women's and 30 km men's free technique pursuit events.
Tomorrow the athletes will arrive at the Fiemme Valley, where big names from the 2013 Fiemme World Cup will contend on the piste. After straining their limbs over 42 km (women's) and 75 km (men's), the athletes will have the daunting prospect of the climb up Cermis before them. The Trentino valley remains the only location hosting the Tour de Ski to have done so in all of its editions.
And while the races on 4 January will be held at the Lago di Tesero Cross-country Stadium, 5 January offers the captivating Final Climb of Cermis, to seal the victory of 2014's champions.
The Fiemme Valley is involved in a real tour de force this season. In December it hosted cross-country, jumping, Nordic combined and biathlon events in the Universiade Trentino 2013, now it's hosting the Tour de Ski and it will host the Junior World Cup over January and February.
This year too, TechnoAlpin demonstrates that it is not only a reliable partner for Alpine ski resorts, but also for Cross-country Stadiums: 5 out of 7 events will be held on snow by TechnoAlpin.