Recent Performance Sports News
Lucky 13: Star Team Cyclist Thor Hushovd Claims Stage 2 at Tour de France, Oakley Riders Dominate Top 13 Spots
Who ever said 13 was unlucky? We sure don’t think so. Oakley Star Cyclist Thor Hushovd, who claimed the Stage 2 victory at Tour de France over the weekend, was one of the overall Top 13 riders…all of which rock Oakley performance eyewear. This marks the first time in history that the top 13 riders in the overall G.C. are sporting the Big O. Claiming the second stage – a 23km time trial with the start and finish line in Les Essarts – gave Thor’s team, Garmin-Cervelo, its first win of the Tour de France. The team finished the time trial in 24 minutes, 48 seconds.
Champion Vision: Oakley Global Star Cyclists Set to Shine at 2011 Tour de France, Poised to Continue Winning Tradition
The past decade of Tour de France podium stars have had one common denominator. Championship vision. So it’s no surprise that a huge portion of Cycling’s elite have trusted Oakley’s patented technologies to help take them to the pinnacle of the sport. With Oakley-equipped athletes gracing the podium for each of the past 10 years of the Tour, a winning tradition has been established for the World’s best rocking the O for performance. And our team is poised to continue the tradition…big time…this year in France.
Team Leopard Trek owned its rivals in Luxembourg City. The Oakley-sponsored team nearly bagged the final stage at the Skoda Tour de Luxembourg with Frank Schleck eventually ending up with second. But the glory was ultimately theirs, as Linus Gerdemann would take it home following a bold stage two triumph and the overall victory.