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TTR NESCAFÉ CHAMPS 2011 in Leysin – Gian Simmen Introduces The Slopestyle Course

Blue bird conditions and a perfectly groomed park is awaiting finalist riders of the 5Star NESCAFÉ CHAMPS Leysin. The 20th anniversary of this respected snowboard event has taken over the small Swiss village of Leysin and filled it with top riders ready to tackle the progressive slopestyle course, as well as, legends of snowboarding who have come to celebrate this beloved event, that has brought many riders into the lime light. In this clip, Swiss rider Gian Simmen walks us through the slopestyle course which is so unique due to the integrated halfpipe.

WATCH IT LIVE HERE

Watch the action live today 12th Februrary 2011 http://www.ttrworldtour.com/multimedia/live-webcast.html starting 12.30 GMT.

Men’s Finals:

1. Jaakko Ruha (FIN)
2. Risto Mattila (FIN)
3. Gian Simmen (SUI)
4. Jan Scherrer (SUI)
5. Manuel Pietropoli (ITA)
6. Johann Baisamy (FRA)
7. Niklas Mattson (SWE)
8. Sami Luthanen (FIN)
9. Lucien Koch (SUI)
10. Nuutti Niemelä (FIN)

Women’s Finals

1. Isabel Derungs (SUI)
2. Cilka Sadar (SLO)
3. Ursina Haller (SUI)
4. Nadja Purtschert (SUI)
5. Anne-Sophie Pellissier (FRA)
6. Clémence Grimal (FRA)

Complete results: www.nescafe-champs.ch / MEDIA

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TTR NESCAFÉ CHAMPS LEYSIN 2011 FINALS

Today, a piece of snowboard history went into the books as the 20th anniversary of the NESCAFÉ CHAMPS Leysin, the oldest snowboard event in Europe, once again featured a nail biting final. Under sunny skies that made for warm spring-like conditions, the Swiss crowds gathered to relax and watch the high level of riding as both men and women took to the progressive slopestyle course. Slovenian shredder, Cilka Sadar, took a hefty lead early on and won the women's title, which improved her ranking points to defend her World No. 2 position, while Swiss young gun, Lucien Koch, took home the men's title. Both winners took home a share of the $ 50 000 USD prize purse and 850 Swatch TTR World Ranking points.