From 25mm to 32mm: What tyres did teams choose for the gravel at the Tour de France?

Pros opt for Paris-Roubaix style set-ups to deal with coarse terrain

Three tyres at the Tour de France
(Image credit: Future / Tom Davidson)

Riders at the Tour de France were running tyres as thin as 25mm, and as wide as 32mm, as they took on the gravel roads on stage nine

Sunday's stage around Troyes, won by TotalEnergies rider Anthony Turgis, counted 14 gravel sectors, totalling 32km of the 199km route.  

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.