• Oakley Shines at The Tour of California

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    Posted about 4 years ago by Erin Edwards

    Oakley athletes dominated The Tour of California, taking the overall victory and winning 4 out of 8 stages. The eight-day race covers over 800 miles of some of California’s most beautiful terrain, including through the redwoods, the wine country, along the Pacific Coast, and finishing in Thousand Oaks, CA. Most riders claimed it was one of the most physically demanding races that they have done. This year’s tour saw some of the best cyclists in the world competing including Tour de France winners, Olympic medalists and World Champions.

  • Oakley's Mark Cavendish Sprints To Stage One Win At The Tour of California

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    Posted about 4 years ago by Erin Edwards

    Oakley’s Mark Cavendish, who surged to the front in the waning meters of the 104.3-mile trip from Nevada City to Sacramento, with the help of his teammates, won the opening stage of the Tour of California on Sunday. Oakley’s Juan Jose Haedo of Argentina finished second, while Oakley’s Alexander Kristoff finished third.

  • Oakley Athletes Take 4 out of 7 Stages at Tour of Missouri

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    Posted almost 5 years ago by Erin Edwards

    Oakley athletes take 4 out of 7 stages last week at the Tour of Missouri. Oakley’s Mark Cavendish proved he’s all business as he outkicked his sprint rivals in the closing metres to claim stage one honours. Despite having his Columbia-HTC team controlling the peloton throughout the afternoon, it took a bit of improvisation approaching the finish for Cavendish to earn his 22nd victory of 2009.

Mark Cavendish

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"I don't consider myself lucky to be a professional. I'm a pro because I worked for it. I'm not a pro because I was lucky, but I'm lucky to be where I am." "It's an unbelievable sense of achievement when you cross the line first, knowing all the hard work your team and yourself have put into the race, and everything leading up to it, has all been worthwhile. " "I want to keep winning - big, small, long, short, road, track, hard, easy - it doesn't matter, as long as the team or I are first across the finish line. I just love racing my bike! "

Date of Birth:
May 21, 1985
Hometown:
Isle of Man, UK
Sponsors:
Omega Pharma, Quick Step, American Pistachio Growers, Specialized, Jaguar, Nike, Science In Sport

Career Highlights

    • 2008: 1st, British Madison Championship
    • 18 victories in 2008
    • 2009: 2 Stage Wins Tour of California
    • 2009: 1st, Milan - San Remo
    • 2009: 3 Stage Wins - Giro d'Italia
    • 2009: 1st stage at the Tour of Qatar
    • 2009: 6 Stage Wins, Tour de France
    • 2009: 4 Stage Wins, Giro d'Italia
    • 2010: 5 Stage Wins, Tour de France
    • 2010: 4 Stages and Points Jersey Winner, Vuelta a España
    • 2011: 3 Stage Wins, Giro d'Italia
    • 2011: 5 Stage Wins and Green Jersey Winner, Tour de France
    • 2011: UCI Road Race World Champion
    • 2012: 1st, Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
    • 100th Career Win - Stage 12 Giro d'italia 2013
    • 2013 - Points Classification Winner - Giro d'Italia
    • 2013 - 25th Career Tour de France Stage Victory