Cross-country skiing » World Cup leaders Johannes Hösflot Klaebo and Therese Johaug will start with the favorites tag on the 14th Tour de Ski, which begins tomorrow in Lenzerheide. For Dario Cologna, the Tour de Ski is at the very top of the season’s objectives. But the Grison was delayed by calf problems that forced him to leave the World Cup in Kuusamo. Two weeks later at his home in Davos, Cologna blew his world in third place. The following reflection is essential: The form is there but will the quadruple Olympic champion be able to cash in from a physical point of view seven stages in nine days of racing?
On occasion kickoff on Saturday, the Grison could already find itself in a favorable position. The Tour de Ski does not start for once with a sprint but with a 15 km freestyle. This prestige test, which Cologna has already won four times, will end the following weekend with three stages in Val di Fiemme. ats
in the program
Ski tour. Program. First stage. December 28 in Lenzerheide: 15 km (men) / 10 km (women) freestyle (start online). Second step. December 29th in Lenzerheide: Free sprint. Third step. December 31 in Dobbiaco (ITA): 15/10 km freestyle. Fourth step. January 1 in Dobbiaco: 15/10 km classic style (pursuit). Fifth step. January 3 in Val di Fiemme (ITA): 15/10 km classic style (start online). Sixth step. January 4 in Val di Fiemme: classic sprint. Seventh step. January 5 in Val di Fiemme: climb on the Alpe Cermis, freestyle (start online).
The Swiss selection: Jonas Baumann, Livio Bieler, Dario Cologna, Jovian Hediger (until December 29), Erwan Käser, Beda Klee, Toni Livers, Jason Rüesch, Ueli Schnider. ladies: Nadine Fähndrich, Selina Gasparin (until December 29), Laurien van der Graaff, Lydia Hiernickel.