Demare: Greipel's apology doesn't do a whole lot because the damage is done

Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ) has defended himself from insinuations by André Greipel (Lotto Soudal) that he had accepted a tow to finish inside the time limit on stage 17 of the Tour de France, the short but viciously tough Pyrenean leg to the Col du Portet.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.