Record-Breaking Performance from Rudy Project Sponsored Riders
DENVER, CO – Winning any of the eight stages in the U.S.’s biggest stage race, the
Amgen Tour of California<http://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/>, is an
accomplishment in itself; winning 75% of them is another story – a story
Czechoslovakia’s Peter Sagan can now tell after his record-breaking performance at
this year’s event. Sagan, a 22-year-old pro cyclist on Team Liquigas
Cannondale<http://www.teamliquigascannondale.com/2012/eng/main.php>, won the first 4
stages and on Sunday, won the final stage at L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles.
Last Tuesday Sagan made Amgen Tour of California history when he was the first
person to win 3 consecutive stages, and the next day he broke anotherrecord by
winning 4 consecutive stages!
Sagan wasn’t the only victorious Rudy Project<http://www.e-rudy.com/> athlete at
this year’s Tour of California. The Netherlands’ Robert Gesink of Rabobank Cycling
Team<http://www.rabosport.com/> claimed the overall title of the tour after securing
his lead in Stage 7 when he swiftly ascended Mount Baldy. Gesink not only hammered
up Baldy’s summit in the tour's most grueling stage, but to top off his
accomplishment, he did so just eight months after fracturing his right leg in a
training crash. Gesink told VeloNews.com<http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/05/news/sagan-takes-fifth-stage-at-amgen-tour-gesink-wins-overall_220144> that he pegs this as his “best win” and “the most special one [he’s] ever had.” He
completed the tour with a winning time of 30:42:32.
Awarding race jerseys at every stage to overall race leaders in different categories
is a long-standing tradition for professional cycling races. This year, Rudy
Project athletes claimed 3 out of 4 of the coveted jerseys at the epic Tour of
California. Gesnick won the overall Race Leader jersey, Sagan earned the Sprint
jersey, and the 21-year-old Wilco Kelderman from Rabobank claimed the Best Young
“To witness world-class athletes like Gesink, Sagan, and their teammates summit some
of the toughest terrain is like having the Tour de
France<http://www.letour.fr/us/homepage_horscourseTDF.html> come to California,”
said Paul Craig, President and Co-Founder of Rudy Project North America. “To then
see these incredible athletes rocking Rudy Project helmets and sunglasses is the
ultimate honor and victory for us,” he added.
Rudy Project sponsors thousands of renowned organizations, athletes, and teams,
including USA Triathlon<http://www.usatriathlon.org/>, US
XTERRA<http://www.xterraplanet.com/index.html>, Pro Cycling Team Liquigas
Cycling Team<http://www.rabosport.com/>, Triathlon Club of San
Diego<http://www.triclubsandiego.org/>, professional triathletes Melanie
McQuaid<http://www.racergirl.com/>, Matt Reed<http://www.mattyreed.com/>, Sarah
Haskins<http://www.sarahhaskins.com/>, Andy Potts<http://andypottsracing.com/>, to
name a few.
About Rudy Project
Rudy Project designs and manufactures hi-tech sunglasses, Rxes, goggles and helmets
by applying the most advanced science and technology. Designed and made in Italy
since 1985, Rudy Project has grown quickly as a premier brand throughout North
America. Rudy Project has won Outside Magazine’s prestigious “Gear of the Year”
Award twice for its cutting edge frame and lens technologies. Rudy helmets were
recognized as the #1, most worn TT brand at the 2011 World Championship in Kona, HI.
Of late, Rudy Project has prided itself for providing the absolute best
prescription eyewear for athletes and outdoor enthusiasts around the world. What
sets Rudy Project apart is unparalleled customer service standards, cutting edge
products and technological innovations, and proprietary, award winning lens
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Rudy Project at www.e-rudy.com.