Piiroinen new Swatch TTR Tour Leader after O'neill Evolution

With an outstanding performance in both formats of the O’Neill Evolution, Peetu Piiroinen (FIN) is back at the top of the Swatch TTR World Ranking list.

In a tight battle between Marko Grilc (SLO) in today’s 5Star Slopestyle finals, Peetu kept his cool and collected his fifth result
of the season at Davos. Grilc, however, was the best rider of the day and took
home the 5Star title and 850 Swatch TTR Ranking points with a run consisting of
a double backflip, double cork 1080, 50/50 – backflip off. Despite his win, Grilc
was pushed into World No. 2.

Will Peetu Go For Second Consecutive Swatch TTR World Champion Title?

After his win of the Swatch TTR World Champion title last season, Peetu
is aiming for his second consecutive title in 2009/10 and surely has the will to get
there. “It is possible. Right now I have five results. I am pretty confident for the
6Stars that are coming. It would be really nice and I will for sure go for it and do
my best and hope it is enough”, says Piiroinen after the finals. He could become
the first snowboarder ever to win two consecutive Swatch TTR titles. However,
the season has only just started to gather momentum and up ahead are still
many 6 and 5Star events until the Burton US Open where the Tour Champion
will be crowned.

Slopestyle Finals Bring Along a New Swatch TTR Top 10

Although the sun did not find its way through the clouds today, the 5Star
slopestyle finals saw some of the Swatch TTR Top 10 ripping and going for a
better ranking score. Among those Seppe Smits who just missed the podium in
fourth place and now sits in World No. 5, also Eric Willett who moved up to World
No. 4, and young Norwegian kid Stale Sandbech who jumped into World No. 3
on the Swatch TTR Tour.

More 6Star Action On The Tour

Another 6Star event, the Roxy Chicken Jam in Saalbach-Hinterglemm, also just came to an end with young Finn Enni Rukajärvi as winner and up ahead are the
prestigious 6Star Burton European Open in Laax, Switzerland. If you want to
know more and watch some action, TTR invites you to visit www.ttrworldtour.com
where you can find videos, rankings, news and profiles of all your favourite
events and riders.

Author: silvia