Recent Performance Sports News
“Proud of my bro!" Those were the words of Rachel Atherton, winner of the 2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Downhill in Cairns, Australia after she and her big brother dominated the brutal, rain-soaked, muddy course. The British brother-sister duo claimed the double on the weekend, something they’ve become accustomed to doing.
Cape Town, South Africa saw something new this past weekend as it welcomed the stars of the ITU World Triathlon Series to it’s landscape for the first time in the series’ history. What wasn’t new was the outcome of both the men and women’s races. For the second straight time in the 2014 season, Oakley’s Javier Gomez Noya and Jodie Stimpson stood atop their respective podiums. The Spanish phenom, Gomez broke away from his main rival Jonathan Brownlee during the final portion of the run to win by a 19 second margin. While Stimpson overcame fellow Brit, Helen Jenkins by just seven seconds for her second consecutive WTS victory.
Oakley has released it’s newest One Icon multimedia feature, entitled JOURNEYMEN. The Journeymen story chronicles the three very different experiences of three very different riders through the grueling eight-day, 718km mountain bike race, The Absa Cape Epic.