After the weekend spent in Toblach, the Cross Country Skiing World Cup looks ahead to the 2017/2018 FIS Viessmann Tour de Ski presented by Le Gruyère that will end in Val di Fiemme (Italy) on 6 and 7 January 2018.
The multi-stage event gets inspiration from the road race Tour de France, as World Cup Race Director Pierre Mignerey claims: "We all look forward to next Tour, it is one of our most successful events as a whole. We have no clue so far about who will show up at the start as this is also the Olympic year and some athletes may choose to focus on the Olympics only. However, any skier who wants to join the Tour and does his and her best to get at the start of it."
Seven legs in less than ten days around Europe and the curtain will close in Italy's Val di Fiemme, as tradition goes. 'Val di Fiemme is our trademark and it will be Tour de Ski's trademark in the future too, I couldn't imagine a Tour without Val di Fiemme, to be honest," add Mignerey.
The local Fiemme Ski World Cup Organizing Committee feels very confident and the XC Skiing Arena is ready to open its doors to World's best skiers on 6 January with two Mass Start classic technique events (Women and Men). The terrific Final Climb on the Alpe Cermis is scheduled on Sunday 7 January along with side events Tour del Gusto and Rampa con i Campioni.
For more details visit: www.fiemmeworldcup.com