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Penultimate 4-Star Challenge Ensues With Grandvalira Total Fight In Heart Of Pyrenees


Grandvalira, Andorra – March, 26th, 2008: Recent snowfalls and increasingly good conditions have allowed the Coliflor Freestyle Crew to start shaping the best snow parks of the Pyreness for the Swatch TTR 4-Star Grandvalira Total Fight. From March 27th to 30th 2008, over 70 snowboarders from all over the world will take over the El Tarter park in Andorra to compete for 700 TTR Ranking points and a 17000 Euro prize purse.Big names ready to get their shred on and increase their TTR ranking position include last years Total Fight Title winner and TTR World No. 38 Jaakko Ruha from Finland, Czech rider Martin Cernik who placed third at the 3-Star Quiksilver Snow Jam, Aesthetiker team rider and TTR World No. 35 Rudi Kroell, and recent ONeill Barbecue winner Mark Swoboda from Austria who is also TTR World No. 69.Also set to put their dukes up at the Total Fight is French rider Olivier Gittler, currently sitting at TTR World No. 40 as well as Christoph Weber from Germany who is known for creative film projects such as 91 Words for Snow. Also said to be competing is Spanish rider Iker Fernandez, an icon of the Spanish scene who has been killing it for years. Fernandez has made the finals of many prestigious contests, produced numerous high quality film parts and is also a three time Olympian.The upcoming Slopestyle contest is boasted as one of the best events in southern Europe and with a high-profile riders list along with a sick freestyle snowboard park, the Grandvalira Total Fight is sure to be off the wall. The park features 3 different lines with the ultimate in jump and jib variety. The first includes a pipe, a gap jump, and a step-up to step-down plus a jibbing obstacle. The second line features a 25-stair double rail, a gap jump, and a step-up to step-down with a jib obstacle. The third and final line includes a 20 m big Air kicker, a step up, and a final step-up to step down with a jib feature at the end. Check out for news, blogs and videos from around the Tour, including the 4-Star Grandvalira Total Fight as well as the 6-Star Roxy Chicken Jam, an all-female competition, going down this weekend where the Womens TTR Tour Champ will be crowned. Riders List for Grandvalira Total Fight:1. Jaakko Ruha FIN2. Sani Alibabic AUT3. Olivier Gittler FRA4. Morgan Le Faucheur FRA5. Rudi Kroell AUT6. Ville Uotila FIN7. Stefan Karlsson SWE8. Marc Swoboda AUT9. Martin Cernik CZE10. Dado Buvoli SUI11. Christoph Weber GER12. Julien Haricot FRA13. Michi Stanschitz AUT14. Steve Kroell AUT15. Mati Olilla FIN16. Arto Saraniemi FIN17. Tobias Karlsson SWE18. Iker Fernandez SPA19. Matias Radaelli ARG20. Jaime Phillip GBR21. Miguel Moreno SPA22. Niko Lehtola FIN23. Saku Tiilikainen FIN24. Valtteri Paunonen FIN25. Ville Paumola FIN26. Isaac Verges SPA27. Dimitri Biau FRA28. Oto Veijola FIN