Recent Tour de France News
Tally Two: Oakley Cycling Star Mark Cavendish Claims Stage 7 Tour de France Victory, Six of Top Seven Riders Rocking O
Make that two for Mark Cavendish. Oakley’s Star HTC Highroad Cyclist blazed his way to his second Tour de France stage victory and his overall 17th win in Chateauroux – where he claimed his first-ever Tour stage in 2008. “It’s a special stage for me,” Mark said in his Oakley performance eyewear. “I won my first Tour stage here in Chateauroux and it’s very sentimental. It’s what I fell in love with.”
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.
Stage 5: Oakley Cycling Star Mark Cavendish Claims Stage Victory at Tour de France, O Riders Dominate Top 10
Mark Cavendish just signaled his Tour de France arrival. Oakley’s star cyclist tallied his first stage win and his 16th overall career victory after slaying Stage 5 today in commanding fashion. Mark emerged from a hotly contested bunch sprint at the tail end of the stage – from Carhaix to Cap Frehel. “I’m just passionate about my sport, I love to win and the team gave it everything today to make sure I could get to the line first,” Mark said, rocking his Oakley performance eyewear. “There are a lot of difficult finishes this year and not so many bunch sprints, so I had to make sure I got this one, I had to be resilient.”