Green light for Tour de Ski in Oberhof
The 8th edition of the Viessmann FIS Tour de Ski performance by Craft sportswear will be carried out as planned, with stages in Oberhof (GER), Lenzerheide (SUI), Cortina/Toblach (ITA) and Val di Fiemme (ITA).
The Organizing Committee of Oberhof (GER) has done everything possible to collect the snow from the region to make sure the competition course is ready for the start of the FIS Tour de Ski.
Volunteers and helpers from the OC, regional ski clubs, sponsors, supporters and fans of skiing have collected and brought natural snow from surrounding areas to the DKB Ski Hall where it will be stored until the 26th of December. In addition, there are two artificial snow depots on the competition course.
The OC will be able to keep the original length of the ladies prologue competition course, which is 2.1 km long and will now be used on both days for the ladies' and men's competitions.
“It’s very good news we can start the 8th FIS Tour de Ski in Oberhof. I know the Organizing Committee has been working very hard to make the first Tour stages in Oberhof possible. Thanks to the great engagement of the Organizing Committee, volunteers, ski clubs and other supporters we will be able to carry out the competition program in Oberhof as planned,” says FIS Cross-Country Race Director Pierre Mignerey.
Competition program in Oberhof
The competition program of the first two Tour de Ski stages will be carried out as planned with the ladies and men's free technique prologue on Saturday and pursuit classic on Sunday.
Seven competitions in nine days
After the opening competitions in Oberhof, Tour stages 3 and 4 will be held in Lenzerheide with a free technique sprint on the 31st of December and a classical mass start competition on the first day of the New Year.
After the second rest day, the Tour will continue in Cortina - Toblach (ITA) on the 3rd of January with distance competitions for the ladies and the A to B stage from Cortina to Toblach for the men. The FIS Tour de Ski will traditionally conclude in Val di Fiemme with an individual start competition on the 4th of January and the Final Climb on January 5, 2014.