Recent Performance Sports News
Bradley Wiggins’ track to potential glory at the Tour de France kicked off in…well, France. Although fellow Oakley Athlete Joaquim Rodriguez claimed the final stage at Critérium du Dauphiné, it was Bradley who would take the overall victory with a one minute and 26 second advantage over yet another fellow O cyclist, Cadel Evans.
Showered With Honors: NHL Star Corey Perry Leads Fellow Oakley Hockey Athletes at League’s Award Show in Vegas
It’s no secret. Oakley Hockey Athletes dominate the ice. It’s not all that hard, of course…being that a whole host of the NHL’s top hockey players are Oakley-equipped smashers rocking their high-tech O visors whenever they suit up for battle. So it was only fitting that some of O’s best scooped up top honors at the NHL Awards Show in Las Vegas – lead by the Anaheim Ducks’ Corey Perry, who grabbed the coveted Hart Trophy as the League’s Most Valuable Player to his team. He also claimed the Maurice Richard Award for most goals during the season. Fellow Oakley athletes Daniel Sedin (Ted Lindsay Award), Ryan Kesler (Frank J. Selke Trophy) and Nicklas Lidstrom (James Norris Memorial Trophy) all took home honors of their own.
It didn’t look like he was gonna’ take it. But Oakley Star Cyclist Levi Leipheimer clipped rival Damiano Cunego for a grand overall victory at the Tour de Suisse after charging back from a two-minute deficit in the final stage’s individual time trial. Finishing off in 31 hours, 45 minutes, 2 seconds, he edged the yellow jersey-holding Cunego, who finished four seconds behind. With the successful result, Levi moves into the Top 20. Fellow Oakley athlete Fabian Cancellara smashed his way to his own win around the 20-mile circuit in the ninth stage – complementing an impressive time trial triumph on the first day.