Marko Grilc wins the Evolution Slopestyle

Sun 10 January 10

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

Marko Grilc wins the Evolution Slopestyle

Marko Grilc wins the Evolution Slopestyle © Photo: Bernhard Ritzer/O'Neill

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.

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.

Peetu Piiroinen winner of the Evolution 10 Slopestyle
Peetu Piiroinen, 3rd in the Evolution 10 Slopestyle
Photo: Bernhard Ritzer/O'Neill

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.

Marko Grilc, 2nd in the Evolution 10 Slopestyle
Marko Grilc, winner of the Evolution 10 Slopestyle
Photo: Bernhard Ritzer/O'Neill

Final Results

1
Grilc
Marko
SLO
93.5
2
Paumola
Ville
FIN
90
3
Piiroinen
Peetu
FIN
89.67
4
Smits
Seppe
BEL
89.5
5
Tiller
Sondre
NOR
85.5
6
Willett
Eric
USA
80.33
7
Elhardt
Elias
GER
77.83
8
Sandbech
Stale
NOR
76.33
9
Bergrem
Torgeir
NOR
76
10
Ryan
Sean
USA
74
11
Schaer
Mathieu
SUI
68.5
12
Backstrom
Kevin
SWE
62.83
13
McMorris
Mark
CAN
61.67
14
Braaten
Gjermund
NOR
44.5
15
Lipsanen
Janne
FIN
30
16
Holvik
Tore
NOR
29.67

 

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Davos, Switzerland

Snowboard Guide rating 10 out of 10 “The best overall resort in Switzerland offering something for everyone. Huge pisted area and excellent freeriding spread across 5 mountains, and not to mention the terrain park and 2 halpipes. Direct train services and good local services complete the package, but go mid-week to avoid the masses.”

O'Neill Evolution 2010

2-9 January 10

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TTR Tour Standings

Mens Big-Air Leaderboard
1. Willett, Eric (709.12)
2. Hansen, Kim Rune (705.01)
3. Parrot, Maxence (700.00)
4. Thorgren, Sven (690.52)
5. Truchon, Antoine (530.02)
Mens Halfpipe Leaderboard
1. Gold, Taylor (882.80)
2. Bretz, Greg (857.25)
3. Hiraoka, Taku (803.21)
4. Vito, Louie (713.54)
5. Hirano, Ayumu (706.18)
Mens Slopestyle Leaderboard
1. McMorris, Mark (968.03)
2. Sandbech, Stale (916.33)
3. Parrot, Maxence (905.33)
4. Thorgren, Sven (802.90)
5. Toutant, Sebastien (798.73)
Womens Halfpipe Leaderboard
1. Clark, Kelly (972.97)
2. Kim, Chloe (809.62)
3. Farrington, Kaitlyn (796.03)
4. Gold, Arielle (764.97)
5. Okada, Rana (728.07)
Womens Slopestyle Leaderboard
1. Anderson, Jamie (966.67)
2. Rukajärvi, Enni (872.10)
3. Pancochova, Sarka (845.16)
4. Norendal, Silje (831.27)
5. Derungs, Isabel (816.28)

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