Blel Kadri

Blel Kadri

Personal information
Full name Blel Kadri
Born (1986-09-03) 3 September 1986
Bordeaux, Aquitaine, France
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Team information
Current team AG2R La Mondiale
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Amateur team(s)
2008 Ag2r–La Mondiale (stagiaire)
Professional team(s)
2009– Ag2r–La Mondiale
Major wins

Grand Tours

Tour de France
1 stage (2014)

One-day races and Classics

Roma Maxima (2013)
Infobox last updated on
23 July 2013

Blel Kadri (born 3 September 1986) is a French professional road racing cyclist, who currently rides 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 2014 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 the President of France, Francois Hollande. The text was followed by a call from a withheld number, again it was the President to offer his congratulations.

Career achievements

Major results

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 Mountains classification Route du Sud
10th Overall Les Boucles du Sud Ardèche
1st Roma Maxima
Combativity award Stage 2 Tour de France
Tour de France
1st Stage 8
Held after Stage 8
Combativity award Stages 2 & 8 Tour de France

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Pink jersey Giro - - - - - - 147
Yellow jersey Tour - 116 89 125 84 - -
red jersey Vuelta 82 - 169 - 150 -

WD = Withdrew; IP = In Progress


  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.

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