In a little more than five days I will board a flight to Munich on my way to the Tour de Ski. I will be joining four other service staff to make race skis for the US Ski Team. My role in the team will be wax and structure testing. Interestingly, the USST has indicated that the plan for the Tour de Ski is to use it as a test run for the major Championships (Val di Fiemme and Sochi) of the next two seasons. My plan is to work had and see what doors open up down the road!
This will be the fifth edition of Tour de Ski and the event runs December 29 until January 8. The numbers are pretty astonishing:
- 9 races
- in 11 days
- at 5 venues
- in 2 countries