Last World Championships Top-3 to lead Big Air field in Antwerp

07 November 2012 08:17
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The first ever FIS Snowboard World Cup event in Belgium attracts some of the world's best riders to Antwerpen due to the biggest big air ramp ever used in the World Cup history.

On November 10, the Gold, Silver and Bronze medalists of the 2011 World Championships in La Molina, Spain, as well as several other international big names will battle for victory at the season's second freestyle snowboarding competition.

A total of some 60 riders coming from 14 countries will try their luck on the 39 meters high steel monster build right next to the harbor in the Waagnatie district.

Reigning Big Air World Champion Petja Piiroinen (FIN - photo) as well as WCS runner-up and local homeboy Seppe Smits (BEL) and Rocco van Straten (NED) who finished third at the last big air Worlds are leading the pack of high talented riders.

The field also features the likes of last year's Big Air World Cup title winner Janne Korpi (FIN), his fellow countryman Roope Tonteri (FIN), Patrick Burgener (SUI), Marko Grilc (SLO), Clemens Schattschneider (AUT) as well as Billy Morgan (GBR) and Maxence Parrot (CAN).