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New Swatch TTR Tour Leader On The Horizon


Innsbruck, Austria – January 23rd 2009: The Swatch TTR 6Star Billabong Air & Style 2009 will pump up the party in Innsbruck on January 31st 2009. The packed out Bergisel stadium will provide the perfect backdrop as thousands of screaming fans gather to watch the Tours top snowboarders take on the gargantuan Quarterpipe. 1000 TTR ranking points and $75 000 EUR will be spurring the riders on to escalate their amplitude in hope of claiming the coveted prize. The starting line-up includes some the worlds most respected transition specialists, all vying for the glory, and all capable of breaking Terjes 9.8 m World Record Air. Innsbruck, prepare to be rocked.Things are getting tense on the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour as the pack continues to close the gap on World No.1, Chas Guldemond. With Peetu Piiroinen (FIN) consistant podium finished this season, we will see him finally move into Tour lead at the Air & Style. Im pretty specialized in Quarterpipe contests, Ive got some good placements and its pretty exiting to go 90km per hour to try to get up to the 8 m limit and then to try to do tricks up there., says Peetu, ominous words from a definite first place contender. As always, Finland will be well represented at this contest with Risto Mattila and Antti Autti also are looking to move up the TTR rankings. Risto could move into World No.3 with a top 10 finish, Autti is highly likely to move into the TTR Top 10.Kim Rune Hansen (NOR) and Olivier Gittler (FRA) are two riders who have been logging in some Quarterpipe hours already this season. The two of them have the skill and fearlessness to podium at the contest which may move them into the Swatch TTR Top 20. At last years contest we saw Jack Mitrani (USA) fly over 10m, only to slam hard on the deck and still walking away with the