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Press release: Tour de France

Tour de France 2016: Teams on Continental tyres truly dominated the tour

Tour de France 2016 - Podium

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  • The 103th edition of the legendary round in France was finished yesterday
  • Christopher Froome, Team Sky, wins on Continental race tyres
  • Eleven out of eighteen ProTeams riding on tyres “handmade in Germany”

After more than three weeks the 103th edition of the legendary round in France was finished yesterday. Christopher Froome, Team Sky, won the Tour de France trusting in race tyres from Continental. Together with Romain Bardet, AG2R La Mondiale and Nairo Quintana, Team Movistar the podium was truly dominated by athletes riding on tyres “handmade in Germany” from Continental. Moreover the positions four to eight have been won on Continental, too. Besides, Team Movistar won the title as the best team in the group. Overall 15 out of 21 stages have been won by athletes riding on Continental tyres.

In 2016 eleven out of eighteen ProTeams trust in Continental race tyres “handmade in Germany” – more than ever before. The ProTeams riding on race tyres by Continental in 2016 are AG2R La Mondiale, BMC Racing Team, Dimension Data, FDJ, IAM Cycling, Lampre-Merida, Lotto Soudal, Movistar Team, Orica-BikeExchange, Team Katusha and Team Sky.

Sarah Hohmann-Spohr
Sarah Hohmann-Spohr

Press Relations and Communications Bicycle Tyres

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