Mark Cavendish Sports New Oakley Sunglasses During His Brief Tour de France Outing

New Oakley sunglasses found on pro cycling Mark Cavendish during 2014 Tour de France

Thanks to a tip from Bikerumor reader Eric, we spotted these rather new looking Oakley sunglasses on Mark Cavendish during stage one of this year’s Tour de France…before the wreck that took him out of contention this year.

The full frame design blends the open frame Radarlock style with the Racing Jackets favored by Hincapie back in the day and their goggles. The arms get a very industrial styling, which should look familiar to anyone that’s seen our factory tour. Check out more pics below…

New Oakley sunglasses found on pro cycling Mark Cavendish during 2014 Tour de France

Above, as photo’d, and below with levels adjusted to show detail. Click to enlarge.

New Oakley sunglasses found on pro cycling Mark Cavendish during 2014 Tour de France

The round “O” shape (not the logo) looks like it could be a pivot, perhaps rotating the arms downward to release the lens.

New Oakley sunglasses found on pro cycling Mark Cavendish during 2014 Tour de France

Speedy recovery, Mark!

UPDATE: Oakley’s rep had this to say about the new shades: “We’re excited to be working on this project with Cav, however we can’t share any additional info at this time.”

All photos in this post courtesy of Omega Pharma/Quick Step - Tim de Waele.

Comments

Alfus - 07/07/14 - 4:03pm

Retro-future!

ksan720 - 07/07/14 - 5:39pm

This might be the first look at the Oakley made Google glass.

OJ - 07/07/14 - 7:31pm

I wonder if this is related to the ads they have been running, 2 pages which have lemond on one side in the 84 eyeshade then Cav on the other in the ’14 radarlock (this looks kinda like a combination of the two?)

Jupes - 07/07/14 - 10:01pm

Hmm – the very center appears to have a clip that could be a lens release as well.

Jerome - 07/07/14 - 10:24pm

Looking super good! Can’t wait to try them.

Aaron - 07/08/14 - 12:29am

A tad too HR Giger for my tastes.

keville - 07/08/14 - 12:45am

Guaranteed to not come off in a crash. You might not see if anyone is beyond the rider directly to your left, however.

Perhaps they should call ‘em the “Oakley Collarbone” …?

ceebee - 07/09/14 - 11:57am

ugly

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