Video: Kessiakoff aiming for Tour de France mountains classification

Fredrik Kessiakoff’s efforts on stage 8 of the Tour de France were rewarded with the lead in the king of the mountains competition and the red dossard of most combative rider. The Astana climber broke from the main peloton and was first at the top of the Cote de Saulcy and Cote de la Caquerelle. Although he could not hold Thibault Pinot on the ascent of the Col de la Croix he still picked up 8 points and at the finish in Porrentruy leads Sky’s Christopher Froome by a single point in the mountains competition.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.