An unmatched winning record
MICHELIN is the only brand to have developed such an impressive quantity of race-winning technologies, over a period of more than 100 years. This is a prestigious, authentic heritage for Michelin, as well as being a shared passion in the company.
From the very beginning
The Clermont Ferrand manufacturers have continually been engaged in a range of disciplines to prove their technical expertise and capacity for innovation.
In 1891, just two years after the company was founded, Michelin became involved in racing with the victory of Charles Terront in the largest bicycle race ever organized, namely the 1,200 km Paris-Brest-Paris. After 71 hours and 18 minutes, 9 hours ahead of his nearest rival, Terront proved the benefits of the MICHELIN removable tire.