Recent Road Cycling News
Let the 2012 hype begin. Oakley’s Star Cyclist, on the heels of a Points Title at Tour de France, claimed a bold victory at the World Road Race Championships in Denmark by dominating a bunch sprint at the tail end of the race, effectively sealing the first Rainbow Jersey for Great Britain since 1965. But it was close. Really close.
The 2011 Tour de France was undoubtedly one of the most exciting Tours of the last 20 years; complete with devastating crashes, exciting sprint finishes and an emotional overall victory that has been years in the making. Oakley is proud to congratulate Cadel Evans on his much-deserved victory as well as the rest of the Oakley team who collectively rode one of the most successful Tours in recent Oakley history.
The dying words of his late coach were more than likely at the top of his mind. Oakley star cyclist Cadel Evans fulfilled the dream of his coach Aldo Sassi this weekend – claiming the Yellow Jersey in Stage 20 on his way to an overall Tour de France Championship triumph. The Aussie standout, the first of his country to claim the ultra-prestigious honor, closed out what had been one of the most intensely dramatic races in years by trampling a 57-second deficit to fellow Oakley star Andy Schleck (Leopard Trek).