Here we go, you guys. On the eve of the Tour de Ski 2019-20, I’ve put together a
ridiculous interpretation comprehensive guide to life inside the Tour de Ski. It’s a wild ride, but it’s also my favorite event of the whole year because of it’s non-stop energy!
I had a really incredible week with my family over the Holiday break. It was our first Christmas together in 5 years, and although it flew by, we had an amazing time skiing together, sledding, baking cookies and just enjoying each other’s company.
But now, it’s time for that thrill ride of a race series…the Tour! I’ll let the photos/gifs do most of the talking.
The cool thing about the TDS is that whether you had the race you dreamed of or not…you have to get over it and get ready for the next day! And you still get the fun fans yelling and clanging cowbells whether you’re first or last.
Right after the first weekend of races, we pack up and drive to the next venue. The travel between races is almost harder than the races themselves…depending on how many times the vans have to stop.
Inevitably, there will be strange weather. Roll with it (or slide with it, depending on what it is).
Remember what I said about getting over your race result, whether it was good or bad? I lied. Definitely take the 10 minutes to celebrate any team podiums that come along. And definitely let the techs take a cut of the massive podium cheese.
The second travel day this year is from Toblach to Val di Fiemme. It’s sometimes a fun race to see what countries get out the door first.
As the techs know, your technique isn’t always it’s finest when you’re getting deliriously tired. Sometimes they have to adjust the skis accordingly.
And finally, the
worst best part, the totally strange yet epic final climb up Alpe Cermis.
Watch out for the energy crash post-tour! It always comes when you’re least expecting it.
Wish us luck!