Tour de Ski
From 3rd to 5th January 2020
Tour de Ski means… Val di Fiemme!
The 14th edition of Tour de Ski, January 3-5 2020, will be a real special one... Val di Fiemme, the only location which has hosted all the editions of Tour de Ski since 2007, announces a totally new format!
After the traditional Mass Start in classical technique (10 km for women and 15 km for men) on Friday 3rd January, the following day will take place an absolute novelty: the Sprint race in classic technique, where the champion Federico Pellegrino will surely arouse the spectators emotions competing against the Viking Johannes Klaebo once again. On Sunday January 5th at Alpe Cermis there will be the famous Final Climb in free technique, no longer with a pursuit format, but with a mass start: this will make the most watched TV event by the FIS Cross-Country Ski World Cup even more exciting.
Once again, cross-country ski amateurs will get the chance to enjoy the final climb together with the champions of the past during the Rampa con i Campioni, while fans can enjoy a culinary break at one of the cabins participating in Tour del Gusto. There will also be many side events dedicated to children and young kids thanks to "COOP Mini World Cup” and "Junior Final Climb", besides music and entertainment at the “Fiemme Party Tent".
Every year, over 30 million viewers watch the epic performance of cross-country skiers on the legendary Final Climb: a 9 km race in free technique with the last 3,5 km uphill, peaks that reach 30% and with a difference in height of 420 meters. This appointment has always been organised since the very first edition of Tour de Ski thanks to the inventiveness of Vegard Ulvang and Jürg Capol.
The stage in Fiemme is the only one that has always been part of Tour de Ski; and it will still be part of the event until the 2026, when Val di Fiemme will host the nordic ski disciplines of the Winter Olympic Games Milano-Cortina 2026.