Recent Tour de France News
O riders are continuing their charge. Star Cyclist Cadel Evans held off defending champion Alberto Contador in a photo finish to emerge with a Stage 4 Tour de France triumph on Tuesday. Fellow Oakley rider Thor Hushovd, the Stage 2 victor, finished sixth with the same time as the stage winner and will retain the coveted yellow jersey as the overall leader for the third straight day. Evans finished the 172.5-km jaunt from Lorient to Mur-de-Bretagne in four hours, 11 minutes and 39 seconds, edging the three-time Tour champion by a fraction of a tire length for his first career Tour stage win.
Team Leopard Trek is poised to take it to its rivals at Tour de France. And Andy Schleck is at the tip of the spear. Oakley’s Star Cyclist – the overall runner-up finisher at the 2010 Tour – is still one of the most formidable forces amongst the World’s best riders this year in France. So get pumped for Andy and Team Leopard Trek by sharing your stoke via the #gOleopardtrek Andy Schleck Twitter Mania Contest! Just follow these instructions to enter for a chance to win exclusive Oakley Leopard Trek Team Eyewear and a Leopard Trek jersey signed by the team!
Lucky 13: Star Team Cyclist Thor Hushovd Claims Stage 2 at Tour de France, Oakley Riders Dominate Top 13 Spots
Who ever said 13 was unlucky? We sure don’t think so. Oakley Star Cyclist Thor Hushovd, who claimed the Stage 2 victory at Tour de France over the weekend, was one of the overall Top 13 riders…all of which rock Oakley performance eyewear. This marks the first time in history that the top 13 riders in the overall G.C. are sporting the Big O. Claiming the second stage – a 23km time trial with the start and finish line in Les Essarts – gave Thor’s team, Garmin-Cervelo, its first win of the Tour de France. The team finished the time trial in 24 minutes, 48 seconds.