Arnaud Démare: 'The best answer I could give to André Greipel was to win'

Démare answers Greipel's insinuations that he held on to cars up the Col de Portet on stage 17 by sprinting to victory on stage 18

Arnaud Démare celebrates victory on stage 18 of the Tour de France

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Frenchman Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ) responded to André Greipel's accusations that he had held on to cars in order to make the time limit on stage 17 by sprinting to victory one day later on stage 18 the 2018 Tour de France.

Démare stormed into Pau ahead of Christophe Laporte (Cofidis) and Alexander Kristoff (UAE-Team Emirates) on stage 17; Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) placed 31st and kept his yellow jersey with three days to race.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.