Recent Performance Sports News
Let the 2012 hype begin. Oakley’s Star Cyclist, on the heels of a Points Title at Tour de France, claimed a bold victory at the World Road Race Championships in Denmark by dominating a bunch sprint at the tail end of the race, effectively sealing the first Rainbow Jersey for Great Britain since 1965. But it was close. Really close.
The media and commentators focused on Serena Williams. Meanwhile, an overlooked Sam Stosur was well on track to shock the Tennis World. Oakley’s Aussie Tennis Star dominated the former champ – 6-2, 6-3 – in the US Open Final on Sunday, claiming her first-ever Grand Slam triumph after one of the cleanest, most aggressive matches in the sport’s recent history. The victory also handed Australia its first Women’s Grand Slam Singles champ in more than 31 years. But of course, the path to glory was no easy feat.
Vegas: Triathlon Star Craig Alexander Claims Ironman World Championship 70.3 in Nevada, Eight of Top 10 Finishers Rock Oakley
Craig Alexander is a beast on a bike. Even when his bike has someone else’s front wheel for a minute. Oakley’s Two-Time Ironman World Champion powered through a flat tire on the bike course to emerge victorious at Ironman World Championship 70.3 in Last Vegas – topping the talent-packed field with a dominating run portion and an impressive ride after having to switch out the flat. The Shimano Bike Crew, who accidentally replaced his front wheel with one that sat earlier that morning on Andy Potts’ bike, quickly placed a new tire – allowing Craig to recover and power his way to the win. Potts, who pulled off an insane swim, lead for a bit. But a hard-charging Alexander took the reins on his bike – pushing the pace and bringing the lead group together.