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Blel Kadri - Winner Stage 8 of Tour de France

On the 12th of July Blel Kadri won the stage 8 of Tour de France on the Izalco Max - most aggressive rider of the day, King of the Mountains.


Blel Kadri after this successful Stage: “We fought a lot to catch that breakaway. It was a 40-km long effort to make it. On the way, I mostly feared Chavanel and Terpstra. I knew they would attack. So when Chavanel accelerated, I immediately went behind him. I was ready for that. I've realized that he wasn't that strong, so I rode away solo because I wanted to avoid the return of Simon Yates as he's a much better climber than me. I also knew that, had I stayed with Chavanel, he would have dropped me off in the downhill as this is his strong point. It's something crazy to win a stage at the Tour de France. I was convinced that I'd do it one day like Christophe Riblon at l'Alpe d'Huez last year. Our goal as a team was to win a stage. The polka dot jersey is the ice on the cake. I'm really happy. Now I hope that we'll see AG2R-La Mondiale at the front again in the days to come.

Congratulations and we look forward to further successes on the Izalco MAX.