France’s Arnaud Demare celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 18th stage  of the Tour de France  between Trie-sur-Baise and Pau. Photograph: Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images

Arnaud Demare silenced his critics by claiming a comfortable win in the bunch sprint of the 18th stage of the Tour de France on Thursday, the first v(...)

Etixx-Quick Step rider Tony Martin of Germany celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 223.5-km (138.9 miles) 4th stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race from Seraing in Belgium, to Cambrai, France. Photo: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Tony Martin belatedly claimed the Tour de France leader’s yellow jersey for the first time on Tuesday with victory on stage four to Cambrai. Meanwhile(...)

 German cyclist   John Degenkolb celebrates after winning the 12th stage of La Vuelta a Espana. Photograph: Javier Lizon  / EPA

German John Degenkolb tightened his grip on the points classification at the Tour of Spain by claiming his third win in the 12th stage on Thursday, w(...)