One year after the highly successful FIS Nordic World Ski Championships — with more than 370 000 spectators – the southernmost village of Germany will again host a FIS World Cup Cross-Country on January 21st-22nd. The AllgÃ¤u region, the town of Oberstdorf and President of the Organizing Committee Thomas MÃ¼ller are all looking forward to the return of the Viessmann FIS World Cup Cross-Country: â€œWe invested more than 6 Million Euros in the cross-country infrastructure so that we could regularly stage world-class events. It is a pleasure for us to host the World Cup Cross-Country this season and we welcome the first-ever FIS Tour de Ski in January 2007.â€
22 nations have registered to compete in the pursuit races on Saturday and in the sprint competitions in the classic style on Sunday. In all probability, the acting World Champion in sprint, Vassili Rotchev (RUS), and his team mate Julija Tchepalova, the World Champion in pursuit, will both start in Oberstdorf.
The sporting program also includes the FIS B-World Cup Nordic Combined on Friday and Saturday. As during the FIS World Championships, the official prize ceremonies will take place in the Nordic Park together with a diverse social program as part of the traditional Winterfest taking place in January.