Blel Kadri

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Blel Kadri
Blel Kadri CD 2011.jpg
Personal information
Full name Blel Kadri
Born (1986-09-03) 3 September 1986 (age 30)
Bordeaux, Aquitaine, France
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Amateur team(s)
2000–2004 Villeneuve CC
2005–2006 GSC Blagnac
2007–2008 Albi VS
2008 Ag2r–La Mondiale (stagiaire)
Professional team(s)
2009–2016 Ag2r–La Mondiale
Major wins

Grand Tours

Tour de France
1 individual stage (2014)

One-day races and Classics

Roma Maxima (2013)

Blel Kadri (born 3 September 1986) is a French professional road racing cyclist, who most recently rode for UCI ProTeam AG2R La Mondiale. He is of Algerian descent.[1]



In March 2013, Kadri won the Roma Maxima, a newly revived race formerly known as the Giro del Lazio. He was part of the early breakaway which formed after the first hour of racing, and shook off his fellow escapees until he was alone with 40 km (24.9 mi) to go. He managed to resist to the peloton's onslaught and triumphed in Rome.[2]


On 12 July 2014, he achieved his biggest success, winning his first stage victory in the Tour de France. Also on this stage he won the Most Combative Rider award for the second time during the Tour de France and held the King of the Mountains jersey. Shortly after the stage, whilst receiving treatment from his Soigneur, Kadri received a text message of congratulations from François Hollande, the President of France. The text was followed by a call from a withheld number, again it was the President to offer his congratulations.

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

7th Overall Giro delle Regioni[3]
2nd Overall Ronde de l'Isard
1st Stage 2
7th Overall Tour du Haut-Anjou
3rd Grand Prix de Plumelec-Morbihan
7th Trophée des Grimpeurs
7th Overall Route du Sud
1st Stage 2
9th Overall Étoile de Bessèges
2nd Overall Circuit de la Sarthe
4th Overall Bayern-Rundfahrt
8th Overall Tour Down Under
10th Overall Volta a Catalunya
1st Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification Route du Sud
10th Les Boucles du Sud Ardèche
1st Roma Maxima
Jersey red number.svg Combativity award Stage 2 Tour de France
Tour de France
1st Stage 8
Held Jersey polkadot.svg after Stage 8
Jersey red number.svg Combativity award Stages 2 & 8 Tour de France

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 147
A yellow jersey Tour de France 116 89 125 84
A red jersey Vuelta a España 82 169 150
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


  1. ^ Stéphane Colineau (22 July 2012). "L'échappé Blel". Le Journal du Dimanche (in French). Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Pastonesi, Marco (3 March 2013). "Roma Maxima goes to the Frenchman Kadri who managed to join the winning breakaway". La Gazzetta dello Sport. RCS MediaGroup. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Swift wins Giro delle Regioni final stage". Cycling Weekly. 1 May 2007. Retrieved 29 January 2017. 

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