• Sportsmanship At Its Finest: Bradley Wiggins Shows Class Amidst Chaos

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    Posted about 2 years ago by John Ohail

    The fourteenth stage of the 2012 Tour de France was lined up to be an epic battle including all of this year’s big names, jockeying for position in the overall individual time classification. The 119-mile stage ranging from Limoux to Foix was a beauty, with two massive climbs towards the end of the day. On the single-lane road up the Mur de Peguere, all the top contenders in the Tour were side by side, jammed in between a thick field of spectators. There is no explaining the grit riders show climbing the massive grades of the Tour de France. Once at the top, most of them are slightly relieved with the downhill race that follows. Unfortunately, that relief was marred at the top of the 9.3 km climb of the Mur de Peguere.

  • Tour de France – Week One Recap: Oakley Riders Exhibit Strong Showing During First Nine Stages

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    Posted about 2 years ago by John Ohail

    The 2012 Tour de France is off and running, and as expected, there’s been plenty of excitement so far. If you’ve paid any attention to the Tour de France in your life time, you’ve seen no shortage of Oakley cyclists topping the podium at the most prestigious road cycling race on the planet. You’ve seen innovative product that not only looks fast and sleek, but provides the world’s greatest cyclists with the best possible eye protection. The first week of this year’s Tour has been no different. Oakley has been all over the map this year in Belgium, France and Switzerland, the three countries the Tour has passed through already.

  • Cadel Evans Quietly Enters 2012 Tour de France As Serious Repeat Threat

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    Posted about 2 years ago by John Ohail

    Australian Cadel Evans made history last year becoming the first man from his country to win the overall title at the Tour de France. Since his Tour victory, Evans has had a slightly mild season. The difference between his build up to this year’s Tour de France and last years is that the Olympics will quickly follow in 2012. Evan’s 2011 season concluded with the Tour de France victory, where this year he needs to also remain focused for the London Olympic race in August.

Cadel Evans

Cadel
Date of Birth:
February 14, 1977
Hometown:
Katherine, Australia
Sponsors:
Oakley, BMC, Diadora, Ernst and Young, Paradice, Swiss, Signature Sport, Mapei Sport, Winners Sports Nutrition.

Career Highlights

    • Former champion mountain biker, turned road cyclist in 2001
    • Two-time Tour de Romandie winner (2006, 2011)
    • Two-time Tour de France runner-up (2007, 2008)
    • Three-time Olympian (1996, 2000, 2008)
    • 2012: 1st, Stage 1, Critérium du Dauphiné
    • 2012: 1st Overall, Critérium International
    • 2011: Tour de France Champion
    • 2011: 1st overall, Tour de Romandie
    • 2011: Tirreno–Adriatico, 1st Overall
    • 2011: 2nd overall, Critérium du Dauphiné
    • 2010: 1st, Stage 7, Giro d'Italia, 2010
    • 2010: 1st La Flèche Wallonne
    • 2009: World Road Race World Champion
    • 2009: 2nd Overall Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
    • 2009: 5th, La Flèche Wallonne
    • 2008: 2nd, La Flèche Wallonne
    • 2007: UCI ProTour Champion
    • 2004: 1st, Overall, Tour of Austria