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XTERRA.TV Network Goes Live
For nearly two decades TEAM Unlimited has been churning out award-winning adventure television shows and today, with the launch of XTERRA.TV, a comprehensive collection of those videos will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week with on-demand XTERRA programming.
From the beaches of Maui to the summits of the Sierra Nevada, XTERRA's award-winning television shows bring you thrilling outdoor adventures and world-class multisport racing.
Viewers can check in to see what's happening in the world of outdoor sports by tuning in to an XTERRA Adventures or Eco Adventure television show, watch some of the classics from years past, see highlight videos from races that just happened, and even access live programming from the XTERRA World Championship.
Browse through the site and you'll find feature length programs like the XTERRA USA and World Championships, action sports clips showcasing everything from kayaking to kite surfing and moto-X to martial arts, plus destination features from Saipan, New Zealand, Nevada, and other world-class locales.
Each month XTERRA.TV will get refreshed with new content focusing on our environment, health, training, travel, and adventure, and it'll all be in HD very soon.
The XTERRA Community is also encouraged to submit their own videos – whether from a recent race or an adventure of their own.
XTERRA.TV, bringing the XTERRA Planet together one very cool show at a time...
"La Revenge de Dodet" - XTERRA France
In 2004 Frenchman Sylvain Dodet came to America and took the XTERRA U.S. Pro Series by storm, winning the East and West Championships and the overall series crown. In his first-ever XTERRA at Richmond Dodet upset Conrad “the Caveman” Stoltz (who followed him across the line in 2nd place), and Nico Lebrun who finished 3rd.
Out since 2005 with injuries, Dodet will return to XTERRA at the French Championships on Sunday at Auron in the Alpes Maritimes, high above Nice. This ski resort location sits at 1600m or 5,300 feet. A particularly short swim, a technical and very fast bike course and rugged run will test if Dodet has the magic he held in the 2004 season.
Two of Dodet’s strongest competitors from that year, Stoltz and Lebrun, are here to welcome him back. The weather as of Thursday was cool with showers but the forecast for Sunday's race is for a sunny day with temperatures in the low 70's (23 C).
The drive from the Nice airport to Auron is fantastic. While not far in miles or kilometers, the road goes up and twists and turns with some mountain hairpins slowing you down to second gear. Tunnels through the granite mountains, tall pines in the forests, and small villages keep things very interesting. The village of Auron is a typical ski resort with most of the hotels and restaurants on a part-time basis in the summer. But the invading forces of XTERRA athletes are slowly bringing the town to life with a bundle of French competitors coming up on Wednesday to practice the course.
HORN, CAYLER WIN XTERRA TRIMAX
By Rich Costello, XTERRA Athlete
In its' second year, the XTERRA Trimax was held at the scenic and remote Raymond B. Winter State Park, conveniently situated, somewhat in the middle of the state of Pennsylvania, tucked away neatly amongst the rolling hills and fields of local farms that make up the surrounding landscape. Many XTERRA athletes from out of town made this race a must do on their personal race schedules' this year and those that came were treated to flower and plant life in full bloom, as well as wild blueberries that many enjoyed snacking on whilst up top of the mountain during pre-rides.
SHONNY V RACING JERSEY FUNDRAISER
XTERRA Southeast Champion Shonny Vanlandingham has joined the fight against breast cancer by helping raise money for a new breast care center in her hometown of Durango, Colorado. Vanlandingham and Mercy Regional Medical Center jointly designed a limited-edition cycling jersey that is for sale to the public. All proceeds from sales of the jerseys will be donated to Mercy Health Foundation’s $3.4 million “Yes Ma’am” capital campaign, which is funding equipment and construction of a comprehensive breast care center at Mercy Regional Medical Center.
"One of the most important and rewarding parts of my job as a professional athlete is being able to contribute to causes such as the "Yes Ma'am" campaign. Breast cancer is one of the most prevalent types of cancer in this country,” said Vanlandingham.
The jersey design features Vanlandingham’s personal touches, including her signature and an arm band with a turtle design reminiscent of tattoo styles of Hawaii, where Vanlandingham lives part time. The jersey’s primary color scheme is blue and black. The chest and back of the jersey feature the word “Fight” superimposed over a large semi-transparent pink ribbon, representing the fight against breast cancer.
“We created a design that appeals to both men and women because breast cancer touches us all in one way or another and there is universal support for the cause,” said David Bruzzese, spokesman at Mercy Regional Medical Center, who worked with Vanlandingham on the project. “The jerseys not only will raise money for the breast care center, but also will raise awareness about the global fight against breast cancer.”
To purchase a jersey (Cost is $60, $25 of that is tax deductible) or for more information email DavidBruzzese@mercydurango.org or call him at 970-764-3910.
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