Mark Cavendish Sports New Oakley Sunglasses During His Brief Tour de France Outing
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…
Above, as photo’d, and below with levels adjusted to show detail. Click to enlarge.
The round “O” shape (not the logo) looks like it could be a pivot, perhaps rotating the arms downward to release the lens.
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.