Attack on 17: Cycling Star Edvald Boasson Hagen Claims Second Stage Victory at Tour de France – Six of Top 10 Remain Oakley
He may have been edged by fellow O star Thor Hushovd in the 16th stage. But this time, Edvald Boasson Hagen took it to the house. Oakley’s Norwegian standout powered his way into a 14-man escape group on the 179km route as the race raged into Italy – then executed a decisive attack on the day’s final ascent with 11km left. Edvald sailed past Sylvan Chavanel and pulled away from the pack for a glorious Stage 17 victory.
Oakley-sponsored Team Sky has never taken a stage win. Until now. Our Norwegian Cyclist Edvald Boasson Hagen powered his way to a Stage 6 victory during the longest of the contest’s stages. The 226.5km stretch, from Dinan to Lisieux, had Edvald edge fellow O rider Matt Goss on the uphill drag to the finish – with O’s Thor Hushovd rounding out the podium. Thor, who has been rocking that Yellow Jersey to this point, did just enough to hold onto the coveted shirt by a mere second in front of Oakley’s Cadel Evans – with O’s Frank Schleck four seconds behind the third spot. With that, Oakley domination of the overall Top 10 continued – holding nine of 10 spots.