Friday, January 21st, 2011
UCI Pro Tour cyclists from Team Garmin-Cervélo are competing with a visual performance advantage over their competitors at the Tour Down Under in Adelaide this month.

Team Garmin-Cervélo are sporting Transitions performance SOLFX sunwear in Jawbone Oakley frames to enjoy the benefits of more comfortable vision, protection and enhanced visual performance as they compete over hundreds of kilometres per day, continuously cycling through different light conditions.

The Oakley Transitions SOLFX Clear-Black Iridium (pictured) provides maximum range of activation for all day riding, activating from clear to dark in only 30 seconds.

Designed for outdoor wear for both prescription and non-prescription glasses wearers, the Transitions SOLFX performance sun lenses provide solutions for common problems for cyclists including: low light, bright light and eye strain, and provides the convenience of not needing to change or remove glasses as light conditions change. In the Team Garmin-Cervélo start list for Tour Down Under are Aussies Jack Bobridge, Brett Lancaster, Matthew Wilson and brothers, Cameron and Travis Meyer who are joined by New Zealand’s Julian Dean and USA’s Tyler Farrar and led by Australian Team Manager Matthew White.

Other Tips for Top Performance:

• Cyclists competing in races like the Tour Down Under need to consume 7,000 calories a day.

• Trainers hand cyclists food from the side of the track which they put in their jersey pockets in front of them and behind.

• Cyclists need to replace the fluids they lose through perspiration so they continuously sip water or other drinks during a race to increase blood sugar levels and enhance the strength of muscle contractions.

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Transitions Optical was the first to successfully commercialise a plastic photochromic lens in 1990. Transitions Optical’s core product line, Transitions® lenses, are the #1-recommended photochromic lenses worldwide, offering the most advanced photochromic technology with the widest selection of lens designs and materials.
Transitions SOLFX™ sun lenses use the same advanced photochromic technology, but are designed specifically for visually demanding outdoor activities. They not only provide blockage against 100% UV rays to reduce glare, but also enhance visual performance by optimising colour, tint and polarisation, making them ideal for sports players exposed to changing light and weather conditions, such as golfers, runners and cyclists.
A fun, free, five-minute interactive guide by Transitions Optical is also available to help patients understand the many types, benefits, functions and features of different types of lenses. For more information and to take the quiz, visit:
To experience simulated vision through Transitions lenses and for more information about healthy sight in any light, visit the official website: or contact the customer service line on 1800 626 433 (Australia) or 0800 355 555 (New Zealand).

Julia Loughlin
P: (08) 8114 6166


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