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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.
O riders are continuing their charge. Star Cyclist Cadel Evans held off defending champion Alberto Contador in a photo finish to emerge with a Stage 4 Tour de France triumph on Tuesday. Fellow Oakley rider Thor Hushovd, the Stage 2 victor, finished sixth with the same time as the stage winner and will retain the coveted yellow jersey as the overall leader for the third straight day. Evans finished the 172.5-km jaunt from Lorient to Mur-de-Bretagne in four hours, 11 minutes and 39 seconds, edging the three-time Tour champion by a fraction of a tire length for his first career Tour stage win.
Team Leopard Trek is poised to take it to its rivals at Tour de France. And Andy Schleck is at the tip of the spear. Oakley’s Star Cyclist – the overall runner-up finisher at the 2010 Tour – is still one of the most formidable forces amongst the World’s best riders this year in France. So get pumped for Andy and Team Leopard Trek by sharing your stoke via the #gOleopardtrek Andy Schleck Twitter Mania Contest! Just follow these instructions to enter for a chance to win exclusive Oakley Leopard Trek Team Eyewear and a Leopard Trek jersey signed by the team!