6Star Oakley Arctic Challenge 2010: Finland's Peetu Piiroinen Leads Tour

The 6Star Oakley Arctic Challenge of 2010 is scheduled to take place in Oslo, Norway from March 5th-7th. Great things are expected from the leading boarder, Peetu Piiroinen from Finland.

6Star Oakley Arctic Challenge 2010.  Photo: event hostThe legendary 6Star Oakley Arctic Challenge 2010 (TAC) has been the birthplace for the careers of many of today's star snowboarders. This year, the TAC highlights are a slopestyle format and a rider list that is stacked to impress. 

Rescheduled from a date in December 2009, this event is crucial for top riders who need to collect a 6Star result in the last months on the Swatch TTR Tour 2010.

Current tour leader Peetu Piiroinen (FIN) is hoping to secure a second TTR World Champion Title before the Burton US Open, the last 6Star event on the tour.

All of the competitors are hoping that the Swatch TTR World Champion Title is on the menu. The 6Star Arctic Challenge is one of the premiere snowboard events in the world and is the signature event of TTR co-founder, Terje Haakonsen. 

This year could be a repetition of the early TTR years, as one rider has taken a hefty lead and with a good result at TAC can secure the TTR World Champion title into his name.

2008/2009 TTR World Champion, Peetu Piiroinen, has rocked this season and was able to take the tour lead in January with podium placements at both formats of the 6Star O’Neill Evolution and later on with wins in the halfpipe and slopestyle formats of the 6Star Burton European Open.

All eyes are on Peetu Piiroinen to see how he will do in Oslo, Norway and if he will reach his goal of a second consecutive TTR World Champion Title. The coveted TTR Top 5 is getting crowded. 

Sitting in World No.3 on the TTR World Ranking list is the young Gjermund Braaten (NOR).  With the current rankings, it may not be too hard for the performances at the 6Star Oakley Arctic Challenge 2010 to reorganize the Top 5 and give Braaten the bump. 

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