Recent Performance Sports News
When in Rome…Oakley Cycling dominates. O’s Aussie Star Cadel Evans emerged with the victory in the ancient city’s Tirreno-Adriatico Stage race on March 15 – after grabbing the overall race lead the previous Sunday. All while fellow Oakley’s World and Olympic Time Trial Champion Cyclist Fabian Cancellara sped his way into a San Benedetto del Tronto Time Trial triumph. “First stage race of the year is done and a good start to 2011 if I say so myself,” Cadel said, rockin’ his Radar (and new Fast Jacket™ performance eyewear off the course).
Kris Freeman is a veteran…and it shows. The long-time US Ski Team speedster grabbed his third national 50 KM gold medal on March 26 at the US XC Ski National Championship event in Sun Valley, Idaho – skiing the smartest race on the 7-lap course with 4,491 vertical feet of climbing on freshly fallen snow. “I knew it was going to be a race of attrition,” Kris said, rockin’ his Oakley eyewear. “When we went up the big hill at the end of each lap (South Bench climb) we’d lose a few more skiers, and over time the group got smaller and smaller. I didn’t feel like I put a hard move in, but eventually people got tired and I was able to ski away.”
Fast Jacket: Janko Tipsarevic Lays Down Solid Showing at Sony Ericsson Open, Reaches Last 16 in New Eyewear
It’s safe to say that Janko Tipsarevic is pumped on his new eyewear. Oakley’s Global Tennis Star took to the court at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami these past couple weeks, clawing his way into the “Last 16” with solid wins over Robin Haase (6-4, 7-6), Marin Cilic (6-3, 7-6) and Philipp Petzschner (6-3, 6-3) before falling in the fourth round to formidable Frenchman Gilles Simon. His impressive showing was highlighted even more with the fact that he’s one of Oakley’s lucky few elite athletes that are putting O’s brand new performance eyewear, the Fast Jacket™, into full action during major competition.