Leysin, Switzerland – A big week is in store for the 5Star NESCAFÉ CHAMPS Leysin as the event prepares to celebrate its 20th anniversary. As Europe’s longest running snowboarding event it has brought many young talents into the limelight and continues to do so with its progressive slopestyle course that incorporates a superpipe into the setup. Top international male and female athletes will be heading to Leysin, Switzerland next week from Feburary 8th to 13th 2011, to compete for a share of the $50,000 USD prize purse and a maximum of 850 Swatch TTR ranking points on offer. The finals for both male and female riders will take place on Saturday, February 12th.
Top Riders Invited to Compete
With an open qualification system, the NESCAFÉ CHAMPS Leysin offers an opportunity for the up-and-coming talent to qualify into the semi finals and measure their skills against the invited riders. With the creatively mixed course, only the best overall riders will make it to the finals. The course starts off with a table with 2 kicker options, followed by an 80 meter superpipe and another table with a kicker/rail option, finishing off with a wallride in front of the crowd.
One of the toughest competitors in the women’s field is Slovenian rider, Cilka Sadar, who currently sits in TTR World No. 2. Cilka has showed her solid skills in halfpipe with her recent second place at both the 5Star Burton Canadian Open and the 6Star O’Neill Evolution. Also, on site is Swiss rider, Ursina Haller, current World No. 14, who won the O'Neill Evolution halfpipe last season and finished 7th in the overall TTR ranking last year.
TTR Tour Picking up Speed
On Saturday the 12th of Feburary 2011, the same day as the finals take place in Leysin, the 6Star Nike 6.0 Air & Style Munich will be rocking the Olympic Stadium in Munich, Germany, and is streamed live on the web for your viewing pleasure starting 16.30 GMT on freecaster.com and ttrworldtour.com. Shortly after the NESCAFÉ CHAMPS Leysin have wrapped up The Oakley Arctic Challenge will be hosting a 6Star slopestyle competition for both male and female riders on the14th-19th February 2011. The latest news, photos and videos from Swatch TTR events around the world will be updated as the action unfolds on ttrworldtour.com.
Invited Riders Women