Videos from the 2015 Cyclocross World Championships

ProWomen's Cycling

I think my heart-rate has just about slowed down after Saturday’s race.  It was AMAZING!!!  It feels like after most of the women’s 2014/5 World Cup season races, I was saying « best race EVAH! » but Worlds took it to another level yet again, one of those races with continual changes at the front, duels for the win and for third, and….  If you don’t believe me, here’s the replay, and below the highlights…

This Shimano video made me very happy – love that post-race hug!

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Final day of FIS JWSC 2015 Almaty. Relay races


There were only two competitions on final day, Ladies 4×3.3km relay and men 4x5km relay. That didn’t took too much time. All major competitions were already completed, results were verified, points added, medals awarded. Yet I saw more people than during any other day, and were louder than during any other day.

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Stephen Hendry- A snooker great


Midway through the 1980s, a decade dominated by snooker greats such as Ray Reardon, Steve Davis and Dennis Taylor, it would have been incredibly difficult to imagine anyone challenging such players for major titles during that era- let alone a boy that was yet to turn 18. Stephen Hendry emerged onto the world snooker scene during the 1985 season as the youngest ever player to turn professional at the age of just 16 and claiming his first professional title in the Rothman’s grand prix just 2 years later.

Born in South Queensferry, Edinburgh, on 13 January 1969, Stephen Hendry first began to play snooker at the age of 12 after his dad bought him a child-sized snooker table as a Christmas present in 1981. Quite remarkably, just two years later he was crowned the Scottish under 16 champion. An appearance on the BBC show Pot black was soon to follow…

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2015 F1 Season Preview: The Driver and Team Changes

Peak F1

Here then is the second preview article, detailing all the drivers and teams who will be competing in the 2015 Formula One World Championship.

From Mercedes AMG to Sauber and Lewis Hamilton to Felipe Nasr, all 18 drivers from the 9 teams have been covered.

Please click the link here to read over all the driver and team changes for 2015.

Thanks for reading and I’ll be back with some analysis after the first pre-season test at Jerez next week!

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De -20° à +36°, De Montréal à Tahiti

De magnifiques photos, sacré périple et contraste !

Le monde autour de moi

Pendant le mois de décembre je suis parti de Montréal pour aller au milieu de l’océan Pacifique sur l’île de Tahiti.
5h du matin dans l’aéroport de Montréal,les p’tates, le bacon et les œufs sur leur lit de ketchup ne se font pas désirer par mon estomac.

A Los Angeles (+25°) j’ ai passer 12h avec des chaussures waterproof un pantalon de ski et une doudoune. J’ai quelque peu baigner baigner dans mon jus avant de pouvoir reprendre un autre avion.

Après 4 film 2 repas 2 sieste 2 magazine, je débarque pieds nus et en short tandis que le reste de mes affaires étaient accrochées a mon sac.

Et puis ce fut surf, cure de fruits et de poissons, pluies diluviennes et maladie tropicale pendant 3 semaines.

Le retour dans le vents froids et le métro de Montréal ma pris quelques jours d’adaptation.

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Fed Cup : les françaises créent l’exploit

Le blog multi-sports

Menée 2-0 après les deux premiers simples, l’équipe de France de Fed Cup a pu compter sur Kristina Mladenovic et Caroline Garcia pour réaliser un authentique exploit, éliminant l’Italie au terme d’une deuxième journée exceptionnelle.

Pour son retour dans l’élite, après 3 ans passés à l’échelon inférieur, l’équipe de France de Fed Cup avait fort à faire au 1er tour face à l’Italie, victorieuse de la compétition à 4 reprises ces 10 dernières années (2006, 2009, 2010, 2013).

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2015 BAFTAs: Best and Worst Dressed


The 68th British Academy Film Awards were held on Sunday (February, 8) at London’s Royal Opera House.

Like always, red carpet was pretty interesting. There were celebrities that just don’t disappoint (Amy Adams, Reese Witherspoon) and there are those who just have bad taste (Natalie Dormer, Nadia Forde).

When it comes to best dressed list, besides Amy Adams and Reese Witherspoon, there is also Lea Seydoux. I absolutely loved her dress. Who said you can’t wear summer colors in winter? Also, Laura Bailey,Dianna Agron are on the list. Julianne Moore‘s dress was sizzling and sophisticated. Laura Haddock looked like a princes. Stacy Martin, Rosamund Pike and Keira Knightley are all among those who impressed at the red carpet.

Besides Natalie Dormer and Nadia Forde, on the worst dressed list there is also Romola Garai. Hofit Golan was pretty trashy. Claudia Winkleman, Hayley…

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TCC Recap: 2015 Grammys Top Picks

The Cultured Chic BLOG

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards took place on Sunday, January 8, 2015. As usual, it was a star-studded event filled with music and entertainment elite. The Cultured Chic™ saw some gorgeous red carpet looks…and some misses. Nonetheless, it was a great show filled with glitz, glam & great performances that went beyond the surface.

Some fashion notes that we took during the show:

  • Green/Emerald hues are definitely IN
  • You can never go wrong with BLACK. Classic & Timeless.
  • Less is More; most accessory choices were modest and subtle, while still enhancing the look.

Check out our Grammy fashion recap and share your thoughts!

-The Cultured Chic™ Style Team

Classic & Chic Classic & Chic: We loved Queen Bey’s look: It was elegant & tasteful. This look was a bit on the safe side for Beyoncé but she pulled it off beautifully.

Avant Garde & High Fashion Avant Garde & High Fashion: Cici WERKED the red carpet in this high…

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All The Grammy Performances In One Place

Good Music. Good Life.

AC/DC – “Rock or Bust” and “Highway to Hell”
Ariana Grande – “Just a Little Bit of Your Heart”
Tom Jones & Jessie J -”You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’”
Miranda Lambert – “Little Red Wagon”
Kanye West – “Only One”
Madonna – “Living for Love”
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
Electric Light Orchestra – “Evil Woman” and “Mr. Blue Sky”
Adam Levine & Gwen Stefani – “My Heart Is Open”
Hozier & Annie Lennox – “Take Me to Church” and “I Put a Spell on You”
Pharrell Williams – “Happy”
Katy Perry – “By the Grace of God”
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga – “Cheek to Cheek”
Usher – “If It’s Magic”
Eric Church – “Give Me Back My Hometown”
Brandy Clark & Dwight Yoakam – “Hold My Hand”
Rihanna, Kanye West, & Paul McCartney – “FourFiveSeconds”
Sam Smith & Mary J. Blige – “Stay with Me”
Juanes –…

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Côte d’Ivoire wins the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations

African Heritage

Cote d'Ivoire wins the African Cup of Nations 2015 (Source: BBC) Cote d’Ivoire wins the African Cup of Nations 2015 (Source: BBC)

Yesterday’s final was the culmination of years of hard work for the so-called golden generation of Ivorian footballers. Yes, yesterday, Cote d’Ivoire defeated Ghana in the finals of the Africa Cup of Nations in penalty kicks. The Elephants of Côte d’Ivoire had been a strong team on the African continent for many years, and this generation was meant to win at some point. This was the last chance for many members of the Elephants team. So sad that Didier Drogba, one of its key players for so many years, could not be amongst his teammates to raise that trophy as well, for he made us proud for so long. My hat goes out to Yaya Touré, Kolo Touré, Gervinho, Boubacar Barry, Wilfried Bony, and all the other team players. The hero of the game…

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CAN 2015, finale: Costa d’Avorio campione grazie alla favola di Boubacar Barry!


COSTA D’AVORIO – GHANA 0-0 (9-8 dcr)

Alla fine la Coppa d’Africa 2015, dove è capitato tutto quello che poteva capitare, dal ritiro del paese ospitante al ripescaggio di una squalificata, da Ebola a una squalifica per doppie identità, dal sorteggio per il passaggio del turno al lancio di oggetti in semifinale, dalle imprese (pur con aiutino) della Guinea Equatoriale alle delusioni di Senegal e Camerun, è stata decisa all’undicesimo rigore da Boubacar « Copa » Barry, il portiere di riserva della nazionale ivoriana, che ha sostituito Sylvain Gbohouo per la finale.

Con la partita terminata sullo 0-0 e le sostituzioni di Gervinho (andato a sedersi spalle al campo e visibilmente nervoso) e Asamoah Gyan, sostituiti da Gadji Tallo e Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu per i rigori, la partita era destinata a ricordare la finale del 1992 tra le due squadre, una interminabile lotteria di 24 rigori, 21 dei quali trasformati, la prima occasione…

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