Mark McMorris wins Billabong Air & Style 2011 ahead of Peetu Piroiinen and Werner Stock
11,000 enthusiastic spectators at soldout Bergisel Stadium experience another boost in the level of snowboarding with the first ever Cab 1440 Double Cork stomped in a contest.
Innsbruck, February 6th, 2011 - The winner of the Billabong Air & Style Innsbruck- Tirol 2011 is Mark McMorris from Canada. In the 4 man Super Final in front of 11,000 spectators at the soldout Bergisel Stadium he conquered first place with a Cab 1260 Double Cork and 94 points over Peetu Piroiinen (2nd/88.67 points) and Austrian Werner Stock (3rd/83.67 points) and surprise finalist Nils Arvidsson (4th/24.67 points)
Andrew Hourmont, founder of the Air & Style: „It is hard to believe but the riders pushed the riding level even further compared to last year and also the Air & Style in Beijing. Once again snowboarding history was written at the Air & Style. Thanks to the riders, the bands and the crowd for a thrilling evening.“
Winner of both the Air & Style Beijing 2010 and this year´s X-Games, Sebastien Toutant (CAN) was beaten in the first round by Sage Kotsenburg (USA), who stomped the first ever Cab 1440 Double Cork in a contest.. Last year´s winner Marko Grilc (SLO) was beaten in Round 2 by Nils Arvidsson (SWE). With the second place Peetu Piroiinen took over the lead in the TTR World Tour Ranking.
Torgeir Bergrem from Norway won the Rookie Challenge ahead of Swiss rider Patrick Burgener, both claiming a spot with the Top 16 in the main contest. British rider Jamie Nicholls finished third in the rookie contest.
The enthusiastic fans had a snowboard fest with electric Air & Style atmosphere with music from top DJs and live acts from Pennywise and Jan Delay.
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