20/04/2010 | by Tom Copsey
Where: Grandvalira, Andorra
So the men’s TTR title race is over and the girls are concentrating on the Roxy Chicken Jam (kicking off tomorrow). But since we love the shred for the shred’s sake there is a lot more going on for us snowboard connoisseurs. For example the Grandvalira Total Fight Masters of Freestyle 2010 this weekend. Apart from having the longest event name ever this Andorran gem is also a TTR 4Star contest and features some dope European riders. TTR you say? Don’t they always come up with those neat press releases? Quite right you are – here you go!
One of the last 4Star events on the Swatch TTR Tour the Grandvalira Total Fight Masters of Freestyle 2010 is about to take over the Grandvalira resort in Andorra from the 25th to the 28th of March. In true southern spirit it is an event with a relaxed and chilled atmosphere, where the sun is always out, the tunes are always pumping and people smiling. It has as usual gathered a top riders list full of snowboarders hungry for some of the TTR ranking points to set themselves up for next season, as well as, a piece of the prize purse of 25 000 Euro. The Grandvalira Total Fight will convert Andorra into the Mecca of freestyle during four days and include nocturnal events, audiovisual treats, music and entertainment.
European Top Riders Are In for Some Sun and Fun In Andorra
This year there are many familiar faces from the TTR Top 50 on the riders list set to appear at the El Tarter snowpark and they are all looking to improve on their TTR ranking, which will leave them with a higher end-of-season bonus point to carry over to the 2010/2011 TTR season. For example last years winner and current Swatch TTR World No. 17 Ville Uotila (FIN) is making his way back to defend his title, but he will have to battle it out against World No.18 Kevin Backström (SWE) and TTR newcomer Matti Kinnunen (FIN) who currently sits in World No. 38. Other riders he will have to watch out for are Jaakko Ruha (FIN), Victor De La Rue (FRA), Kim Rune Hansen (NOR) and Ulrik Badertscher (NOR) who recently took 2nd place at the 6Star Burton US Open Slopestyle. On site will of course be a solid line up of local Spanish riders such a Mati Radelli, Dani Sastre and Miguel Moreno who are all prepared to put on their best show.
Another Eco Friendly On The Swatch TTR Tour
This year the Grandvalira Total Fight is an Eco Friendly Event, which means that its a competition that transmits a message to all the riders and spectators to protect and respect the mountain, so that this can be a great competition with a minor impact on the environment. For more information, news and pictures from Grandvalira check