Blel Kadri takes stage eight at Tour de France

Stage winner Blel Kadri of France and AG2R La Mondiale celebrates on the podium after winning the eighth stage of the 2014 Tour de France on July 12, 2014
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Blel Kadri takes stage eight of the Tour de France with a solo victory from Tomblaine to Gerardmer La Mauselaine.

Blel Kadri has won the eighth stage of the Tour de France from Tomblaine to Gerardmer La Mauselaine.

The Ag2r-La rider broke away during the 161km race before holding off the chasing peloton to claim the solo victory.

Meanwhile, Vincenzo Nibali of Astana extended his overall lead to 1 minute and 44 seconds after securing a third-placed finish.

Team Tinkoff Saxo's Alberto Contador came in second behind Kadri, while Team Sky's Richie Porte and FDJ's Thibaut Pinot completed the top five.

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali celebrates as he crosses the finish line at the end of the 201 km second stage of the 101th edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 6, 2014 between York and Sheffield
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