Recent Performance Sports News
Italian National Champion Vincenzo Nibali won his first Tour de France title on Sunday by a mind-blowing 7 minute, 37 second margin after a dominant three-week performance from the Grande Depart in England all the way to the Champs Elysees in Paris. This was 29-year-old Nibali’s first career Tour de France championship.
The translation of German Tony Martin’s nickname, “Panzerwagen,” results in the English word, “tank.” Martin has been just that during his career time trial performances. He backed up his nickname in today’s Tour de France Stage 20 time trial, winning in a time of 1 hour, 6 minutes and 21 seconds. The reigning Time Trial World Champion put down an unmatched effort on the penultimate stage of the 2014 Tour, topping his closest competitor by a staggering 1 minute, 39 seconds.
English triathlete Jodie Stimpson opened the 2014 Commonwealth Games in style. The 25-year-old won the first gold medal of the Glasgow 2014 Games by running to the women’s triathlon victory in Scotland’s Strathclyde Country Park. She was joined on the podium by fellow Oakley triathletes, Kristen Sweetland of Canada and Vicky Holland of England. These were England’s first ever triathlon medals in the Commonwealth Games.