Stage 6: Oakley Cyclist Edvald Boasson Hagen Claims Tour de France Stage Win for Team Sky’s First

Edvald Winner

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.

In addition, the country of Norway enjoyed a historic day – with two riders hitting the podium at the same for the first time in their history.

Watch for O’s chargers to take it hard to competition during Friday’s Stage 7 – a 218km trek over flat terrain from one of motorsports’ most famed cities, Le Mans, to Chateauroux.

Overall G.C. Standings
1. HUSHOVD Thor TEAM GARMINCERVELO 13h 58’ 25" OAKLEY
2. EVANS Cadel BMC RACING TEAM + 00’ 01" OAKLEY
3. SCHLECK Frank TEAM LEOPARD-TREK + 00’ 04" OAKLEY

4. MILLAR David TEAM GARMINCERVELO + 00’ 08" OAKLEY
5. KLÖDEN Andréas TEAM RADIOSHACK + 00’ 10" Definitely Not Oakley

6. WIGGINS Bradley SKY PROCYCLING + 00’ 10" OAKLEY
7. THOMAS Geraint SKY PROCYCLING + 00’ 12" OAKLEY
8. HAGEN Edvald Boasson SKY PROCYCLING + 00’ 12" OAKLEY
9. SCHLECK Andy TEAM LEOPARD-TREK + 00’ 12" OAKLEY
10. FUGLSANG Jakob TEAM LEOPARD-TREK + 00’ 12" OAKLEY

Images by Tim de Waele