By January 16, 2015 – In this edition of Inside the Fence by FIS, host Jeff Ellis catches up with top Tour de Ski athletes and finds out how they mentally tackle the legendary final stage of the tour, the massive 9km climb up Alpe Cermis.

The USA’s Liz Stephen, who finished a stellar fifth overall and was fourth-fastest up the climb this time, tells us it’s an easy strategy because all you have to do is go up. Maurice Manificat (FRA), who finished second on the day, shows us the fastest way up the climb, while overall TdS winners Martin Johnsrud Sundby (NOR) and Marit Bjoergen (NOR) comment on their victories.