Oakley ambassador and former road race champion Mark Cavendish won the Tour of Qatar at the weekend wearing his amazing Oakley Radarlock Sunglasses. His new team Omega Pharma-Quick Step has now seen him win two races and surely some of this success is down to the world class eyewear provided by Oakley and their engineers. Cavendish ,who now has 23 Tour de France stages to his name, sprinted the final part of the stage on Sunday to clinch this all important win for his team and cements his place in the list of all time great British Cyclists.
Rumour has it that Mark Cavendish is going to be releasing a new signature pair of Oakley Radarlock Sunglasses this year and he couldn’t have picked a better time to do so. After leaving Team Sky last year, Cavendish has become the main man at Omega Pharma and is now their number one stage winner; unusually for Mark who is so used to being a underdog to the great Bradley Wiggins. The image of him crossing the finish line this weekend embodies the spirit of Oakley Sunglasses and sports performance eyewear; unrivalled technology with could even be seen as ‘almost an unfair advantage’. Made from Oakley’s patented O Matter frame material, the Oakley Radarlock Sunglasses are incredibly lightweight yet durable and will sit comfortably on your face for all day usage no matter how much you exert yourself. Oakley’s earsocks are made from an Unobtanium rubber compound which will actually stick to your face the more you sweat; an invaluable asset for any competitive sports person.
Oakley Sunglasses have some of the best lenses that the world has ever seen. Made from Plutonite, a patented polycarbonate compound, they will provide the user with 100% optical clarity thanks to Oakley’s HD and XYZ Optics. It is this technology which excels Oakley Sunglasses above all competition in the cycling world as no refraction of light occurs as it passes through the lens – this eradicates annoying sunglass headaches or eyestrain that you may get with other brands. The unique molecular makeup of Plutonite lenses means that they are impact resistant to same level as industrial strength eyewear to keep your eyes safe and sound from any flying debris whilst on your bike!
Mark Cavendish is the living embodiment of Oakley’s continued passion and fervour to succeed in the cycling world and we are looking forward to his contribution in the much anticipated Tour de France this year. News from Oakley this week has also confirmed that Mark Cavendish is releasing his own signature set of Radarlocks – the Oakley Mark Cavendish Signature Radarlock Sunglasses Path! We will keep you up to date with any more news on this as and when it comes in.
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British cycling heavyweight and national gem, Mark Cavendish has romped to victory in Tournai this week making it his 21st Tour de France stage win! Many people believe this is down to his years of dedication and training; but some of it must be because of the Oakley Sunglasses he wears, providing him with an almost unfair advantage over other riders. His new Oakley Radarlock Sunglasses provide full protection for his eyes no matter what hazards the tour may throw at him whether it be stones being flicked up from tyres or the terrifically bright sunlight. This amazing milestone makes him the tour’s fifth most prolific rider, showing that it is no wonder why he is classed as an Oakley ambassador.
The new Oakley Radarlock Sunglasses are a breakthrough in the already highly advanced world of sports performance sunglasses; ladened with technology and designed to enhance all forms of performance, they really showcase exactly what Oakley can really do. Their HD Optics mean that light is never refracted through the sheild lens, giving you complete and uninterrupted vision. This means that your eyes will never strain or become tired, which is invaluable for someone like Mark Cavendish in a long slog such as the Tour de France. Oakley technology is strictly patented and no other sunglass company can make lenses like Oakley can.
Oakley’s sunglasses and lenses are tested to the same standard as industrial eyewear and this is more than enough to protect your eyes during normal usage. You can be sure if anything flicks up from a road surface and hits your sunglasses, your eyes will be completely safe and sound behind the flexible, plutonite lenses. Oakley’s new Switchlock system allows the user to change their lenses quickly and easily to adapt to any light or weather condition at any time. The benefit of having the full array of Oakley’s performance lenses at your disposal gives you a significant edge over your competitors! Not to mention the 8-base lens curvature which wraps around the eyes and head providing you with full periferal coverage from any harmful UV rays and sunlight, meaning that they are a healthy choice too.
Make sure to follow the Manx Missile this summer and even grab your own pair of trailblazing Oakley Radarlock Sunglasses.
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The Tour de France is always a great opportunity for sunglasses brands to showcase their latest models, and Oakley in particular is the popular favourite to be featured. For 2009 the new Oakley Jawbone has been spotted adorning the faces of riders including Lance Armstrong and Mark Cavendish. The high tech Jawbone frames definitely seem to be providing ultimate protection and function as Cavendish has now won two stages of the iconic race this week.
Oakley is renowned for always being the first to develop eyewear innovations and technologies. So what is so special about the Jawbone? These new Oakley frames are indeed the latest in style and technology as the lenses are interchangeable and sit into the frame in such a way that they are prevented from damage, bending and the optics remain the same allowing precise and accurate vision. The design of the Jawbone really is quite special; the rubbery nose pad is a hinged pivot that can turn up, releasing a clasp on the lower jaw of the frame. The frame swings out with ease allowing for removal and change of the lenses without causing fingerprints. This also allows the riders to adjust the lenses according to the natural light. Each set of glasses also come with an extra nosepiece as the hinge can be opened and replaced – the nosepads have a slight rise to them which provides a better and more comfortable fit for athletes with smaller and lower nose bridges.
A defining feature of the Jawbones are also the unusually thin arms which provide flexibility and prevent any pain over the various stress points creating a comfortable pair of frames for the riders. Of course, whilst these are the ultimate in eyewear technology they also look typically stylish and are available in eight colour options.
They certainly seem to be doing the trick in the current Tour de France so the three years spent developing the Oakley Jawbones was definitely time well spent. The sunglasses are proving very popular and successful for our British riders so far in the 2009 competition!
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