So Christmas and New Years has come and gone and that means that it is Tour de Ski time again. Seven days of racing in 9 days which started in Oberhof, Germany on December 28 and will end tomorrow here in Val di Fiemme, Italy tomorrow. In that time we have had one of the Tour favourites withdraw in protest over format changes (due to poor snow conditions) and then to beautiful Lenzerheide, Switzerland (which is now my favourite place in Europe), and a quick stop in Toblach, Italy and now here in Val di Fiemme. Europe is really suffering through a bad winter for snow and that has been very evident driving between stages of the Tour. Most snow is above 1500m with rain at the lower elevations. Again I will try and let pictures tell the story as there is so much to say.