Recent Performance Sports News
The 2013 Giro d’italia is in the books and to say it was an epic race is an understatement. Some of the best riders in the world battled some less than favorable conditions throughout the 21 stages of the race, including strong winds, blistering rain and even downpours of snow on multiple occasions. Oakley riders persevered however; securing some of the top spots in one of road cycling’s biggest races of the year. Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali, of Astana, dawned the pink jersey for winner of the general classification category, finishing the race in an overall time of 84:53:28". Additionally, Britain and Omega Pharma-Quick Step’s legendary sprinter, Mark Cavendish earned the red jersey for overall points leader. Both sported their Oakley RadarLock sport performance glasses on the podium with a fitting choice of Positive Red Iridium lenses to go with their respective final jerseys. Other Oakley riders had a successful Giro, including the 2011 Tour de France champion, Cadel Evans,...
If you’re familiar with training, then you’re familiar with CrossFit. And if you’re familiar with CrossFit, then you’re more than familiar with Rich Froning. Quite arguably the most recognizable name in the sport today, Froning Jr. has taken the CrossFit world by storm. Since his introduction to competition in 2010, no one has amassed as impressive a resume, or the same amount of international fame, as Froning. He is the only athlete in the history of the competition to repeat as CrossFit Games Men’s Champion putting him in the upper echelon of his sport. To say he is a fitness icon would be putting it lightly. And now he can add one more impressive stat to his growing resume: Oakley athlete. Froning joins the Oakley team of athletes as the first member of the company’s training category.
Bozeman, Montana native and Boulder, Colorado resident, Tejay van Garderen has a lot of pride. Pride in his team (BMC Racing), pride in himself (a 24-year-old American cycling phenom) and pride in his sport of road cycling as a whole. So it couldn’t be more fitting that the highly anticipated first major stage race win would come from the young American on his home soil. Van Garderen secured his maiden victory at the 2013 Amgen Tour of California this past week, touring the The Golden State from south to north in a winning time of 29 hours 43 minutes. The 8-stage race took riders from the blistering conditions in Escondido and Palm Springs all the way up to the final stage from San Francisco to Santa Rosa, California.