Davos, Switzerland – January 9th, 2010: With an outstanding performance in both formats at 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 and a 5-0 to backflip off the rail. Despite his win, Grilc was pushed into World No. 2.
Will Peetu Go For Second Consecutive Swatch TTR World Champion Title?
After claiming 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 is still in full swing and there are still many 5 and 6Star events on the calendar before the Burton US Open where then 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 (BEL) just missed the podium taking fourth place and now sits in World No. 5, Eric Willett (USA) moved up to World No. 4, and young Norwegian Stale Sandbech jumped into World No. 3 in the Swatch TTR Rankings.
More 6Star Action On The Tour
Another 6Star event, the Roxy Chicken Jam in Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria, also just came to an end with young Fin Enni Rukajärvi as winner and up ahead is the prestigious 6Star Burton European Open in Laax, Switzerland. If you want to know more and watch some action, TTR is invites you to visit www.ttrworldtour.com where you can find videos, rankings, news and profiles of all your favourite events and riders.