Recent Performance Sports News
ONE HUNDRED: Mark Cavendish Wins Stage 12 of Giro d’italia Marking His 100th Professional Race Victory
“If there’s a book written about the history of great riders in cycling, I want to be in it. I want to be in that list of great riders. That’s what I want.” That was what The Manx Missile, Mark Cavendish told us last December when he visited Oakley World Headquarters in Foothill Ranch, California. As if he needed anymore help, Cavendish further cemented his name in that very book of all-time great riders today. Already one of the greatest sprinters to ever live, Cavendish won Stage 12 of the 2013 Giro d’italia, his third of the race and his astonishing 100th of his career. Crediting his team with the reason he secured the victory today, Cavendish completed the rainy 134km stage from Longarone to Treviso in a time of 3:01:47 to collect his milestone victory.
Change of Plans: 22-Year-Old Rookie, Derek Ernst Goes From Alternate To Wells Fargo Championship Winner
Derek Ernst took just eight tries to accomplish something that it takes some golfers years, if not a lifetime, to accomplish: win a tournament on the PGA Tour. The rookie, fresh off his four-year career at UNLV, was not even supposed to attend the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina when he received a phone call that would ultimately change his life. Just six days before the event began, Ernst received a call from the PGA telling him he was in the tournament as the fourth alternate. Ernst took full advantage of his last minute invite, leading a stacked field of seasoned PGA Tour veterans, ultimately hoisting the trophy for his inaugural victory on TOUR.
Nearly ten thousand athletes and some fifty thousand fans make the annual pilgrimage to Monterey, California for the mountain bike season opener, the Sea Otter Classic. Now one of the world’s largest bike festivals, the Sea Otter Classic began as a modest one-day event in 1991 after a local bike shop suggested that co-founders Frank Yohannan and Lou Rudolph put on a mountain bike race. A fantastic tribute to the power of suggestion…