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By James Rider
The maillot jaune, as well as the maillot blanc of Adam Yates, were won using Continental tyres - with the German brand supplying Team Sky and 10 other World Tour teams.
Eight out of the top ten riders in the general classification, including the three podium positions, used the manufacturer's tyres.
15 of the 21 stages were won on German rubber, proving pivotal on a variety of different stages, winning sprint, mountain and time trial stages.
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As well as the overall contenders, sprinters André Greipel and Mark Cavendish used Continental tyres, the latter winning four times during the Grand Boucle.
The company provides tyres for AG2R La Mondiale, BMC, Dimension Data, FDJ, IAM, Lampre-Merida, Lotto Soudal, Movistar Team, Orica-BikeExchange, Katusha and Sky.
Despite their recent success, Continental remain tight-lipped on whether they will look to sign contracts with other teams for the 2017 season, which could include the new Bahrain team.
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