Fighting talk: Michelin says its new 'fastest ever' tyre beat a host of industry favourites in independent testing

French brand's latest road tyre is offered in clincher, tubeless-ready and tubular models and is being raced by Team Cofidis

Michelin has announced what it describes as its “fastest ever road tyre”, the Power Cup. Having sent the tyre for independent testing, the brand claims that - under the test conditions used - it proved to be faster than favourites such as the Continental GP 5000, Schwalble Pro ONE and Vittoria Graphene 2.0 Corsa.

The new range features three models of road bike tyres: a tubed clincher, a tubeless ready and a tubular. All three are offered in black and classic sidewall versions with tyre widths ranging from 23c to 30c.

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Luke Friend has worked as a writer, editor and copywriter for twenty five years. Across books, magazines and websites, he's covered a broad range of topics for a range of clients including Major League Baseball, the National Trust and the NHS. He has an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University and is a qualified bicycle mechanic. He has been a cycling enthusiast from an early age, partly due to watching the Tour de France on TV. He's a keen follower of bike racing to this day as well as a regular road and gravel rider.