The 103th edition of the legendary round in France is about to start soon, being held from 2 until 24 July. 21 stages again promise an outstanding level of cycling. Eleven out of eighteen ProTeams trust in race tyres “handmade in Germany” in 2016 – more than ever before. The ProTeams riding on race tyres by Continental in 2016 are AG2R, BMC Racing Team, Dimension Data, FDJ, IAM Cycling, Lampre-Merida, Lotto Soudal, Movistar Team, ORICA-BikeExchange, Team Katusha and Team Sky.
Pro’s trust in tubular tyres
Being the only German bicycle tyre manufacturer to produce its tyres in Germany, Continental supports teams and athletes with its handmade premium products in order to reach their specific goals.
Continental exclusively equips athletes with the “Competition ProLTD”, a tubular tyre handmade in Germany. The Competition ProLTD is a specific development of the “Competition”, taking up the athlete’s specific requirements.
As a tubular tyre the Competition is enabling the decisive advantage in the race. Tubular tyres are glued directly on the rim. Athletes in this way benefit from the unique characteristic as run-flat tyres. Even in the event of punctures the tyre stays on the rim. As a consequence the athletes are enabled to continue their ride until their team mechanics arrive and are not forced to stop.