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2013-01-10 10:16

STILL A LONG WAY TO GO: Frances' David Casteu may have beaten compatriot Olivier Pain during the Dakar bike stage five but Pain retains his overall lead in the race.


Stephane Peterhansel remains in the lead while SA's Giniel de Villiers holds on to third place overall in the Dakar 2013. Check out highlights from Stage 5!

ARICA, Chile - Frances' David Casteu raced his Yamaha to victory, claiming the fifth motorcycling stage of the Dakar - a grueling 136km timed run between Arequipa, Peru and Arica, Chile.

Compatriot Olivier Pain (Yamaha), was second on the stage, 1min09 behind and retained the overall lead.

Dakar stage 5 gallery

Italy's Alessandro Bottur (Husqvarna) was third, 3min 25 off the pace.

Pain has an overall lead of 1min15 on Casteu and is 6min07 ahead of defending champion Cyril Despres (KTM),  who was fourth in stage five and third overall.

Dakar 2013 motorcycle results

1 David Casteu (FRA/Yamaha) 1hr39min42
2 Olivier Pain (FRA/Yamaha) +1min09
3 Alessandro Botturi (ITA/Husqvarna) +3min25
4 Cyril Despres (FRA/KTM) +4min07
5 Helder Rodrigues (POR/Honda) +4min52
6 Alain Duclos (FRA/Sherco) +5min01
7 Jakub Przygonski (POL/KTM) +5min49
8 Ruben Faria (POR/KTM) +6min04
9 Gerard Farres Guell (ESP/Honda) +7min15
10 Jordi Viladoms (ESP/Husqvarna) +7min23

1 Olivier Pain (FRA/Yamaha) +11hr51min29
2 David Casteu (FRA/Yamaha) +1min15
3 Cyril Despres (FRA/KTM) +6min07
4 Ruben Faria (POR/KTM) +13min34
5 Jordi Viladoms (ESP/Husqvarna) +13min36
6 Alessandro Botturi (ITA/Husqvarna) +14min00
7 Jakub Przygonski (POL/KTM) +19min00
8 Javier Pizzolito (ARG/Honda) +25min45
9 Helder Rodrigues (POR/Honda) +25min58
10 Alain Duclos (FRA/Sherco) +27min49

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