April 10th, 2006 - // Following the go-ahead from the FIS Finance Commission on March 21st, the FIS Tour de Ski is now moving onto the detailed planning phase. The hosting National Ski Associations and their organizing committees will come together with FIS to discuss next steps in Munich on 21st April, 2006.
Premiering as part of the Viessmann FIS World Cup Cross-Country from 29th December, 2006, to 7th January 2007, the FIS Tour de Ski will include eight international top sport events in ten days and be the first-ever FIS Cross-Country event that takes place at five venues in three countries. The Tour will begin with two Stages in Nove Mesto (CZE), move to Munich (GER) for a city sprint on New Year¡¯s Eve before stopping in Oberstdorf (GER) for another two Stages. The last three Stages of the first FIS Tour de Ski will take place in Italy, beginning with a sprint in Asiago followed by a mass start race in Val di Fiemme and as a culmination, a four-kilometer long Final Climb on the Alpe Cermis on top of which the Tour winners will be crowned on Sunday, January 7th, 2007.
For more information on the FIS Tour de Ski 2006-2007, please see here.