France's Arnaud Demare celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 18th stage of the 105th edition of the Tour de France cycling race, on July 26, 2018 between Trie-sur-Baise and Pau, southwestern France. AFP / Philippe LOPEZ
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Arnaud Demare silenced his critics by claiming a comfortable win in the bunch sprint of the 18th stage of the Tour de France Thursday, the first victory this year for a French team in the race. The Frenchman, who had been accused by fellow sprint specialist Andre Greipel of holding on to his team car in Wednesday's mountain stage to avoid missing the time cut, was perfectly set up by Italian team mate Jacopo Guarnieri."Today I thought of him," said Demare of Greipel, who abandoned the race last week along with several other top sprinters, exhausted by extreme heat and grueling efforts in the mountains.Demare grinded his teeth through the mountain stages, narrowly avoiding missing the time cut on a couple of occasions.
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