Démare sprints to dominant victory on stage 18 of Tour de France

Groupama-FDJ’s Démare outsprinted Christophe Laporte of Cofidis and Alexander Kristoff of UAE Team Emirates to claim his second career Tour win and the first this year at the end of a 171km stage from Trie-sur-Baise to Pau.

The Frenchman said he was also inspired by comments made by German rival Andre Greipel, who accused him of holding on to a car to make it through the mountains. “I was thinking about Greipel,” he added.