Tour stage 8: Kadri solos to first French victory

Blel Kadri counter-attacked from the day’s break and, to the delight of the home crowd, held on over the last two climbs to solo across the finish line, turning the French flag bleu, blanc, brun – his team’s colours. An entire nation breathed a grateful sigh of relief at a first ‘home’ win two days before Bastille Day.
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