The rider from team AG2R LA MONDIALE conquests the eternal city.
\rAmazing victory of Blel Kadri at the Roma Maxima, the rider from team AG2R LA MONDIALE
won the race alone in the stunning backdrop of the Coliseum and Fori Imperiali after being in the break of the race and spending a total of 127 km out front.
\rThe Frenchman fought like a gladiator, being able to held off a chase group and winning a well-deserved and spectacular victory.
\rKadri in his career won only a stage at Route du Sud 2010, and would not even have to participate at the race in Roma, being a replacement for an ill teammate.
\r"On the podium I thought that, sometimes, you work hard and going for it pays off. Luck doesn't often smile on you but it did this time, I'm very happy", Kadri explained in the winner's press conference.
\rSecond place for Filippo Pozzato from team Lampre-Merida, followed by Grega Bole from team Vacansoleil
\rThe 2013 Roma Maxima edition has been successful for all Campagnolo teams with excellent placement of our riders.