The international skiers signed up for the 2017 China Tour de Ski, which starts at Changbai Shan on 1 January, will get strong domestic opposition this season. The Chinese national elite team is scheduled to take part in the six stages!
Sun Qinghai is the 2016 Chinese National Winter Games Sprint Champion, and has experience at Nordic Ways Ski Events, having won the 2012 Summer Ski Sprint in Yakeshi, Inner Mongolia, in 2012. He will be flanked by the runner-up in this year’s Chinese Winter Games in the Ski Sprint, Chi Chunxue. For the longer races in China Tour de Ski, the team will also field the 10K Winter Games national champion Li Xin and the 30K double pursuit champion Wang Qiang, who at the same event also took gold in the 15k distance race.