Tour de Ski
From 5th to 6th January 2019
Tour de Ski means… Val di Fiemme!
As always, Val di Fiemme will host the last stages of Tour de Ski 2018/2019.
On Saturday 5th January there will be the Mass Start in classic technique, while the long-awaited Final Climb in free technique – last stage of Tour de Ski – is scheduled for Sunday 6th January.
The first stage of Tour de Ski 2018/2019 is scheduled for 29th December in Toblach (Italy); the other stages will be held in Val Müstair (Switzerland) and in Oberstdorf (Germany), before coming to the final races in the Dolomites. Heidi Weng and Dario Cologna are the reigning champions and they will try to defend their title.
Even amateurs have the chance to enjoy the final climb together with stars of the past thanks to the Rampa con i Campioni, while fans can enjoy a culinary break at the stations of Tour del Gusto. There will also be side events organised for children and young people thanks to the new Kids Event "Mini World Cup - Coop", a gymkhana for Baby and Cuccioli (Saturday, January 5th) and the 2nd edition of the "Junior Final Climb" (Sunday, January 6th).
The televisions throughout the world have been broadcasting every single race of Tour de Ski since its first edition in 2007. 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 at least 2023.
More info: www.fiemmeworldcup.com