Oakley Tour de France Update

Luis Leon

Today during the seventh stage, Oakley’s Luis León Sánchez dominated the final descent into Aurillac after an undulating stage through the Massif Central to win ahead of an elite group of riders containing yellow jersey Oakley’s Kim Kirchen.

“I had my chance today, but I am working for Valverde and the real goal is to take the jersey in Paris,” said Sánchez after his victory in the Cantal département of southwestern France.

“I have really learned a lot in this team, I am only 24, I hope that in three or four years I can fight for the race overall,” he added.

After seven day of race Oakley has won 6 stages and placed 5 riders on the top 9, including the 3 first places.

OAKLEY Stage victories:

1 Valverde SPAIN
2 Hushovd NORWAY
3 Dumoulin FRANCE
4 Schumacher GERMANY
5 Cavendish UK
7 Luis Leon SPAIN

Overall classification after 7 stages:

1 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia OAKLEY
2 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence – Lotto OAKLEY
3 Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Gerolsteiner OAKLEY
4 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garminp
5 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank
6 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne OAKLEY
7 David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin
8 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step
9 Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne OAKLEY


Tess Weaver


July 11, 2008

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