Stage 6 preview Antofagasta to Iquique

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Everyone who’s still in has got into their rhythm, early morning, ride for hours across epic landscapes, arrive at bivouac, prep road book, eat, prep vehicle, sleep – repeat. Stage 6 hugs Chile’s Pacific coast and heads west towards Iquique, the stage profile below shows some pretty serious climbs and descents, today will be mostly… Read more »

Stage 5 preview Copiapo to Antofagasta

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Before we dive into Stage 5 a quick update on Chris Cork, he’s sadly joined fellow brit Sam Sunderland on the withdrawals list. Information is pretty thin, but we’re hearing he broke his hand 40km form the end of Stage 4. The live timing shows he finished the stage, if that’s the case and he rode… Read more »

Stage 4 preview Chilecito to Copiapo

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Stage 4’s liaison is 594km/369mi that’s the equivalent of London to Edinburgh, only instead of the Yorkshire Dales everyone (including support crews) have to cross the Andes. The Dakar is never just about the timed stages, it’s as much about the liaison, so you’ve got suited up with all your body armour or fire suit, driven… Read more »

Stage 3 results San Juan to Chilecito

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This stage results post has to start with the sad news that #82 Michal Hernik from Poland died on stage today, our condolences go out to his family and team.   View the story “Stage 3 results” on Storify

Stage 3 preview San Juan to Chilecito

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Today competitors will rise to over 3000 metres above see level before dropping down again on their way down they’ll cross a 20km section of dunes. The special covers a meagre 220km for the bikes/quads and 284km for the cars/trucks, stage 3 is a bit of a breather for the competitors. The organisers have this to… Read more »

Stage 2 preview – Villa Carlos Paz to San Juan

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Before we go into a little bit of detail about Stage 2 we’d like to congratulate Sam Sunderland on winning Stage 1, by just 5 seconds to Goncalves, he did however thoroughly spank reigning champ and team mate Coma by just over 1 minute.   All the rest of the Brits made it through the stage,… Read more »