Recent Performance Sports News
Oakley-sponsored Team Sky has never taken a stage win. Until now. Our Norwegian Cyclist Edvald Boasson Hagen powered his way to a Stage 6 victory during the longest of the contest’s stages. The 226.5km stretch, from Dinan to Lisieux, had Edvald edge fellow O rider Matt Goss on the uphill drag to the finish – with O’s Thor Hushovd rounding out the podium. Thor, who has been rocking that Yellow Jersey to this point, did just enough to hold onto the coveted shirt by a mere second in front of Oakley’s Cadel Evans – with O’s Frank Schleck four seconds behind the third spot. With that, Oakley domination of the overall Top 10 continued – holding nine of 10 spots.
Stage 5: Oakley Cycling Star Mark Cavendish Claims Stage Victory at Tour de France, O Riders Dominate Top 10
Mark Cavendish just signaled his Tour de France arrival. Oakley’s star cyclist tallied his first stage win and his 16th overall career victory after slaying Stage 5 today in commanding fashion. Mark emerged from a hotly contested bunch sprint at the tail end of the stage – from Carhaix to Cap Frehel. “I’m just passionate about my sport, I love to win and the team gave it everything today to make sure I could get to the line first,” Mark said, rocking his Oakley performance eyewear. “There are a lot of difficult finishes this year and not so many bunch sprints, so I had to make sure I got this one, I had to be resilient.”
Ironman, say hello to a new World Record. Oakley Triathlete Marino Vanhoenacker smashed the 14-year-old Ironman World Record on the lightly extended course at Ironman Austria after narrowly missing the feat last year by a mere 98 seconds. Under intense pressure to nab his sixth Ironman Austria race, Marino powered through to victory and history with media fanfare hyping the record. And it was definitely a resounding performance. He charged out of the water with the first group, took the lead on the bike and extended his monster lead as the event raged on. When it was all said and done at 7:45:58 hours, he clipped Van Lierde’s standing record set in Roth in 1997 by 4:29 minutes.