Lukas Bauer (CZE) will not win his 3rd FIS Tour de Ski title. The 37-year old skier confirmed he would not start in the the 9th edition of the FIS Tour de Ski.
The 8th edition of the Viessmann FIS Tour de Ski with performance by Craft Sportswear came to a close leaving many with great memories from the seven days of competition. For this Tour de Ski, it was one of many firsts.
Therese Johaug of Norway has won her first Tour de Ski and become the first Norwegian woman to do so. She started the day 23 seconds behind teammate Astrid Jacobsen and in the end led a trio of Norwegian ladies on the podium. Heidi Weng held off a late charge from Finland's Krista Lahteenmaki to take third.
Therese Johaug of Norway has always dominated the final climb up Alpe Cermis to end the Tour de Ski, but today one day before that final climb she put in another dominant performance in the 5 km classic in Val di Fiemme.
Astrid Uhrneholdt Jacobsen (NOR) won ladies 15 km pursuit free in Toblach (ITA).
From worldofxc.com The long stage from Cortina to Toblach in the men’s class is the premiere stage of the Tour de Ski – with more than 30 kilometers of skating on an A-to-B course, this stage can shake up the overall standings considerably like it did in earlier years – see the 2013, 2012 and 2011 analysis here. In the women’s class we will also have a very interesting pursuit race – although the women will “only” ski a 15 km race on a 5 km course which is skied 3 times.