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Denver, CO – With over half of the 2016 Tour de France completed, the Etixx – Quick-Step Pro Cycling Team has already proven their dominance in the field, and is set to rack up more impressive results as cycling’s most prestigious stage race nears its end. Partnered with Rudy Project as the team’s Official Sunglass, the riders of Etixx – Quick-Step can feel confident in the superiority of their eyewear and focus solely on getting first to the line.
Stage 4 of the 2016 Tour de France brought the most excitement for the team thus far, as sprinter Marcel Kittel captured his 14th Grand Tour victory and 11th win this season. With the help of his teammates during the longest stage of this year’s Tour, Kittel exploded to the line for a finish that could only be determined by a photo. Kittel looks onward to future sprint stages where he may demonstrate his supremacy again.
Another team member finding himself in the spotlight this year was Julian Alaphilippe, who started the 2016 Tour as a rider to watch after his overall win at the 2016 AMGEN Tour of California in May. Alaphilippe held the White (Youth) Jersey for 5 stages, asserting his place in the field at just 23 years old.
As the latter half of the 2016 Tour de France continues, Dan Martin finds himself in 3rd place in the General Classification standings after an impressive attack during Stage 9 in the Pyrenees Mountains, only 4 seconds from 2nd place and 32 seconds from the Yellow Jersey. Kittel currently sits in 3rd place as well, as he pursues the Green (Sprint) Jersey, only 18 points from 2nd place, with many sprint duels to come.
After such outstanding performances, the team will undoubtedly continue their impressive streak in the final stages with their Rudy Project Tralyx sunglasses. The award-winning Tralyx is a favorite amongst cyclists, and Etixx – Quick-Step is the first team to debut the Tralyx XL lens, which is headed to the North American market in the coming months. Unlike the Tralyx SX and standard Tralyx models, the XL features a larger lens profile and an additional cutout in the bottom of the lens for maximum ventilation. So far, the Tralyx have won a slew of accolades from athletes, magazines, and news sources, including a perfect 10 out of 10 from Cycling Active!
During podium celebrations and moments of leisure, the Etixx – Quick-Step riders and staff have been spotted wearing the Spinhawk casual sunglass. As Rudy Project’s top-selling casual model, the Spinhawk turns heads while boasting superior comfort and clarity. Get your own Tralyx and Spinhawk today!
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