New front-only Continental 'Aero 111' tyres spotted at the Tour de France

A close up of the new Aero 111 tyre from Continental
A close up of the new Aero 111 tyre from Continental, which we can only presume this is set to be called the 'Aero' or even the 'Aero 111' (Image credit: Josh Croxton)

An all-new tyre has been spotted at the Tour de France, using some unusual tread pattern and with an apparent aero benefit. 

Spotted on the Van Rysel bikes of Decathlon-AG2R La Mondiale at the Teams Presentation in Florence, Italy, the team's SwissSide wheels were wrapped in a tyre with no demarcation besides the words 'Continental Aero 111' and 'Aerodynamics by SwissSide'. 

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Josh Croxton
Associate Editor (Tech)

Josh is Associate Editor of Cyclingnews – leading our content on the best bikes, kit and the latest breaking tech stories from the pro peloton. He has been with us since the summer of 2019 and throughout that time he's covered everything from buyer's guides and deals to the latest tech news and reviews. 

On the bike, Josh has been riding and racing for over 15 years. He started out racing cross country in his teens back when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s, racing at a local and national level for Somerset-based Team Tor 2000. These days he rides indoors for convenience and fitness, and outdoors for fun on road, gravel, 'cross and cross-country bikes, the latter usually with his two dogs in tow.