The 2013 China Tour de Ski will see a break in tradition as the Vasaloppet China classic-style long-distance race in Changchun will not end but begin the competition on 2 January. In total, this winter’s Tour de Ski, as always sanctioned by the International Skiing Federation (FIS) is scheduled to be held in at least three different locations.
In addition to Changchun and Inner Mongolia’s Xiwuqi, the 6th edition of the multiple-stage competition looks set to venture into new territory and could be as long as having seven stages in total. The official presentation with the full programme will be announced very soon by Nordic Ways when all formalities have been fulfilled. However, what is for certain is the return of Anders Högberg. The experienced Swede has been a regular participant in China Tour de Ski over the years, and with success as he won the competition in 2009 and last year. On this occasion Hoegberg will limit himself to Vasaloppet China, however, as his focus has shifted to long endurance races. More than 40 professional European skiers will again take part in the Tour, alongside a strong team of domestic Chinese skiers.