Lukas Bauer to skip FIS Tour de Ski
Czech Cross-Country skiing star Lukas Bauer confirmed he would not start in the the 9th edition of the FIS Tour de Ski. The triple Olympic Games medalist and the FIS Tour de Ski winner from 2008 and 2010 decided to focus solely on the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun in February 2015.
Bauer claimed that the decision has not affected the training plan for the upcoming winter. “I have never had a special training just for the Tour. This training plan for the next season has changed a little bit, but you can’t make it without a lot kilometres and pain,” Bauer said.
Bauer’s plan is to compete in all distance competitions of the FIS Cross-Country World Cup and to take part in several popular races, including the Jizerska 50.