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Champion Despres takes charge

2013-01-16 08:09

LA RIOJA, Argentina - Defending motorcycle champion Cyril Despres took the overall lead in the 2013 Dakar after placing second in Stage 10, a 636km ride that included a 357km timed section from Cordoba to La Rioja, Argentina.

On January 14 2013, the KTM rider made a charge from 24 minutes behind the then race leader to win Stage 9, his first stage victory of 2013.

On January 15 he continued to push but finished in second place on Stage 10. Joan Barreda Bort took stage honours on his Husqvarna, finishing 1min15 ahead of Despres.

TEAM MATE AHEAD

Despres, seeking his fifth Dakar title, leads overnight leader and team mate Ruben Faria by 1min37 in the overall standings.

The race will finish on January 20 2013.

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Follow the 2013 Dakar rally with Wheels24 on our Dakar section.

AFP

Comments
  • jj4x4 - 2013-01-16 20:30

    News 24 Please wake up .....we have a number of SA riders in the biggest motorsport event in the World...and you only feed us "bread crumbs" with the coverage as "copied and pasted " from the media of the Dakar web site! Surly you can dedicate a more in "in depth" feedback on the event - As the rest of the world are doing!! Your news is old and your pictures are days behind! Please wake up and smell the rose!! We as public get all our info directly from the web sure you can do as well ...Tell us more of the heroic efford of Sarel on the quad bike but may be his sponsors are not BIG ENOUGH FOR YOU TO COVER!!!

  • jj4x4 - 2013-01-16 20:32

    Local Boy do well ......WHAT ABOUT THE SA DRIVERS AND RIDERS ??? STOP FEEDING US NEWS YOU COPY AND PASTE FROM THE DAKAR WEB .....

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