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2008/01/18

Jam X-presso



Happening unique au monde pour l'International Free Ride Film Festival de Saint Lary-Soulan !

La troisième édition de l'International Film Festival de Saint- Lary-Soulan accueille vendredi soir un évènement unique au monde : une expression culturelle et artistique LIVE.

Un collectif de skieurs pyrénéens sera à l'honneur à 23 H vendredi soir lors de la projection sur le Grand écran du Lary, le cinéma de Saint Lary-Soulan du film "Jam X-presso". Pour la toute première fois, Thierry St Paul et Julien Maguy réaliseront en LIVE un évènement extraordinaire d'innovation, avec l'aide de Holeg Spies, la valeur montante du cinéma indépendant américain, comme compositeur et dee-jay...

On assitera à une représentation unique en France: le mix en direct de musique sur des images de Freeride des meilleurs rideurs pyrénéens mondiaux. Ces images ont été réalisées durant les 4 dernières années, avec : Doriane Vidal, Xavier De Le Rue, Mathieu Crépel, Mathieu Justafré, Nicolas Watier, Jordi Font, Bruno Compagnet, Julien Maguy, Jean-Mi Gouadain, et leurs invités..

Cet évènement unique et éphémère ne sera reproduit qu'une seule et dernière fois au snowBOart de Barcelona.

2007/03/04

Spain's Jordi Font Finishes 4th at March 3 Snowboarding World Professional Championships in Telluride, Colorado.



Jeep King of the Mountain 2006-2007 Skiing &
Snowboarding World Professional Championships in Telluride, Colorado.

Canada's Drew Neilson and Lindsey Jacobellis of Stratton Mountain, Vt., earned the season-long titles of World Professional Champion in the snowboard competition, based on points accrued here and at earlier races in Snowbird, Utah and Beaver Creek, Colo.

Spain's Jordi Font finished 4th in the event.

The individual podium standings from Telluride include:

Men
1. Drew Neilson - Canada
2. Mario Fuchs - Austria
3. Graham Watanabe - Park City, Utah
(4. Jordi Font - SPA)
Women
1. Lindsey Jacobellis - Stratton Mountain, Vt.
2. Julie Pomagalski - France
3. Manuela Reigler - Austria

The grand finale from Telluride will air on March 24 from 1:00 p.m.
- 2:00 p.m. and March 25 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. on CBS Sports.



DREW NEILSON & LINDSEY JACOBELLIS WIN WORLD PROFESSIONAL CHAMPION CROWNS AT JEEP® KING OF THE MOUNTAIN
GRAND FINALE IN TELLURIDE, COLO.

Neilson and Jacobellis Join Ranks with 2007 World Professional Skiing Champions
Casey Puckett of Aspen, Colo. and Ophelie David of France

TELLURIDE, Colo. - March 3, 2007 - Though the pair may be categorized as "rookies" in their first ever Jeep® King of the Mountain campaign, Canada's Drew Neilson and Stratton Mountain, Vt.'s Lindsey Jacobellis looked anything but novice in masterfully capturing World Professional Champion honors today at Telluride, Colo.

The scene in Telluride was a far cry from Friday's action, where Aspen, Colo.'s Casey Puckett and France's Ophelie David were named 2007 World Professional Skiing Champions. Blue skies and sunshine replaced freezing temperatures and steady snowfall, creating a picture perfect setting for the field of world-class racers as well as the thousands of spectators lining the base of the Y-cross racecourse.

The athletes, having accrued points at previous races at Snowbird, Utah and Beaver Creek, Colo., had much at stake in Telluride, including the most prestigious crown in professional snow sports and a share of the $450,000 cash payout, including an additional $20,000 in bonus cash from John Paul Mitchell Systems and the keys to a new 2007 Jeep Patriot. While Jacobellis had won the first two races of the season to gain a stronghold in the standings, the
men's competition was completely up for grabs following a recent injury to series' points leader and 2006 Olympic gold medalist Seth Wescott at the World Cup in Furano, Japan.

Neilson, an Olympian with seven World Cup titles under his belt, entered the day in third place. He made immediate progress in the standings by taking out second ranked Nate Holland of Squaw Valley, Calif., in the first round. Holland, a 2006 Olympian and recent Winter X Games gold medalist, won a tight first race but could not hold off the hard charging Neilson in the second heat, thus allowing the Canadian to advance. In the semi-finals, Neilson swept by open qualifier Jordi Font of Spain, an Olympian and Spanish National Champion, in straight races to reach the finals. On the other side of the bracket, Mario Fuchs of Austria, a 2006 Olympian and Austrian National Champion, started the day on fire with consecutive wins over open qualifier Markus Schairer of Austria. He then ran into defending World Professional Champion and 2006 Olympian Graham Watanabe of Park City, Utah, in the semi-finals. Watanabe, known for his speed and daring style, won the first race but Fuchs fought back in the second heat to capture the victory and reach the Championship Heat. Neilson reached another gear in the finals and swept by Fuchs in straight races to earn the title of World Professional Champion. In the Consolation Heat, Watanabe ousted Font to bring home third place honors.

"It feels great to bring home this title," said Neilson. "It has been an up and down season for me, but I began to find my rhythm in Japan with the World Cup win. I knew I had to come out strong today and make up some points in the standings to have a shot at winning. Thankfully, everything worked out."

Jacobellis, maintaining the form that helped her earn a recent World Championship as well as a silver medal in the 2006 Olympics and Winter X Games, began the day with a sweep of her U.S. snowboard teammate Marni Yamada of Seattle, Wash. In the semi-finals, she kept the pressure on by topping open qualifier Manuela Reigler of Austria in two straight races to reach the Championship Heat. In the other bracket, the top challenger to Jacobellis, France's Julie Pomagalski, was making a bid to upset the leader. Pomagalski, who has amassed two French National Championships, a World Championship and nine World Cup titles in her career, needed
a strong comeback in the first round to get past Tanja Frieden of Switzerland, the snowboard-cross gold medalist from the 2006 Olympics. In the semi-finals, she faced the young and extremely talented Callan Chythlook-Sifsof of Girdwood, Alaska, the reigning U.S. Snowboardcross Champion and a member of the U.S. snowboard team. Pomagalski overwhelmed the younger competitor to earn a spot in the finals. Jacobellis took care of business with two dynamic runs against Pomagalski, resulting in her first World Professional Champion crown. Reigler held on to capture third place by topping Chythlook-Sifsof in the Consolation Heat.

"I'm really tired, but I feel great and am excited at the same time to have won the title," said Jacobellis. "Each race of the season every one of the competitors became stronger, and it feels really good to get this victory against this level of competition."

Based on their wins during the 2006-2007 season, Drew Neilson and Lindsey Jacobellis each earned the $10,000 John Paul Mitchell Systems bonus pool.

The athletes in Telluride competed on the Jeep King of the Mountain Series' innovative Y-cross racecourse, designed by Canada's Neilson and his skiing counterpart Tomas Kraus of the Czech Republic as part of the "athlete inspired" program launched by the series this season. For the first part of the Y-cross course, two competitors navigated the dual features section consisting of single and double rollers. Once through this section, the two courses converged into a single course, forming the approximate shape of a Y. The second section featured terrain characteristics of snowboard-cross racing, including banked turns, jumps, and tabletops. The grand finale from Telluride will air on March 24 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. and March 25 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. on CBS Sports. Each race of the 2006-2007 Skiing & Snowboarding World Professional Championships airs on CBS Sports, with additional broadcast coverage on nationally syndicated television.

About the Jeep King of the Mountain Series
The Jeep King of the Mountain was established in 1993. Jeep is the title sponsor for the Jeep King of the Mountain Series. The Professional Skiing & Snowboarding World Championships are the sister competition to summertime's Jeep King of the Mountain World Professional Mountain Biking Championships. Other marketing partners for the Jeep King of the Mountain include Bern Helmets, Columbia Sportswear Company, Edge ActiveCare, Infinity Systems, John Paul Mitchell Systems, Michelin, Mopar, Rossignol, Ski Press Magazine, Sprint, Telluride Mountain Village and Telluride Ski Resort.

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JEEP KING OF THE MOUNTAIN
Skiing & Snowboarding World Professional Championships

FINAL STANDINGS - TELLURIDE SKI RESORT - MARCH 3, 2007


Overall 2006-2007 Men's World Professional Champion: Drew Neilson
Overall 2006-2007 Women's World Professional Champion: Lindsey Jacobellis

Men's Snowboard Results
1. Drew Neilson - Canada
2. Mario Fuchs - Austria
3. Graham Watanabe - Park City, Utah
4. Jordi Font - Spain
5. Markus Schairer - Austria
6. Lukas Gruner - Austria
7. Jason Smith - Durango, Colo.
8. Nate Holland - Squaw Valley, Calif.

Women's Snowboad Results
1. Lindsey Jacobellis - Stratton Mountain, Vt.
2. Julie Pomagalski - France
3. Manuela Reigler - Austria
4. Callan Chythlook-Sifsof - Girdwood, Alaska
5. Doresia Krings - Austria
6. Joanie Anderson - South Lake Tahoe, Calif.
7. Marni Yamada - Seattle, Wash.
8. Tanja Frieden - Switzerland

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2007/02/25

Primera edición del DESAFÍO San Miguel en Grandvalira

Jordi Font y Òscar Sáiz se han disputado el primer lugar del podio después de la caída de Blanca Fdez. Ochoa durante la segunda manga de la carrera de descenso que iba liderando

Andorra, 25 de febrero de 2007.- Hoy, domingo, han arrancado los Grandvalira SNOWGAMES con la carrera del DESAFÍO San Miguel que ha reunido Blanca Fernández Ochoa, Jordi Font y Òscar Sáiz en una carrera de descenso en el estadio Esparver de Grandvalira-El Tarter según las respectivas modalidades: esquí, snowboard y BTT.
La carrera, conformada por dos mangas, la ha ganado Òscar Sáiz. En la primera manga, Blanca Fdez. Ochoa ha sido la primera en cruzar al meta con un tiempo de 24”154, pero el hecho de que se haya saltado una puerta la ha dejado descalificada. Òscar Sáiz y Jordi Font han ido en todo momento muy igualados, con un tiempo de 27”231 y 27”390, respectivamente. En cuanto a la segunda manga, Fdez. Ochoa lideraba la manga con una gran ventaja respecto sus rivales cuando ha sufrido una caída después de superar uno de los saltos que presentaba el circuito y que la han dejado fuera de la carrera. Por lo tanto, se ha vuelto a disputar una bajada entre Jordi Font y Òscar Sáiz para decidir quién era el ganador del DESAFÍO San Miguel. Sáiz ha sido el primero en cruzar la meta con un tiempo de 25”873, lo que lo ha situado en el primer puesto del podio. Según Òscar Sáiz, “la nevada momentáneamente intensa que ha ido cayendo a lo lardo de la mañana, ha supuesto que la nieve no tuviera la dureza que a mí me hubiera gustado, ya que con la calidad de la nieve que había los virajes me resultaban bastante más costosos”.
Finalmente ha sido la BTT quien se ha impuesto en esta primera edición del DESAFÍO San Miguel que presentaba un circuito en paralelo de 3 pistas, 6 saltos y 12 puertas. El trazado se ha diseñado de tal manera que se encontrara el equilibrio entre las 3 modalidades que se disputaban.
Intercambio de tabla de snowboard y BTT
A pesar de que los tres contrincantes han mostrado su espíritu competitivo, la carrera tenía un carácter amistoso y así ha quedado reflejado cuando Òscar Sáiz y Jordi Font han querido hacer una nueva bajada, ya fuera de la prueba, intercambiándose la tabla de snowboard por la BTT y a la inversa. En este último descenso ha sido Jordi Font que con un gran estilo sobre la BTT ha traspaso la meta con un tiempo de 57”835. Òscar Sáiz, encima de la tabla de snowboard, ha superado el arco de llegada con 1’01”618.


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