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Moto: Van Beveren, the return

It’s a hell of a job that was opened this Wednesday by the bikers between Wadi ad-Dawasir and Bisha, during stage 10 (375 km) of this Dakar.

In order of elimination, there was first Kevin Benavides (KTM). Still in the race for the win, the Argentinian, 5th overall, retired due to a mechanical problem. The Chilean Quintanilla (4th), the last Honda representative to be able to claim victory, has let time pass (7’05  »).

It’s even worse for leader Mattias Walkner (KTM) and his runner-up Sam Sundelrand (GasGas), who lost precious minutes at the end of the special (respectively 15’55 « and 11’18 »).

In the end, the big winner of the day is Adrien Van Beveren (Yamaha). The northerner finished 4th, 3’35  » behind the winner of the stage, Toby Price (KTM). In the general classification, « VBA » therefore takes the lead of the Dakar for the second time in this edition, ahead of Quintanilla at 4’15 « and his brother-in-law Sundelrand at 5’59 ».

Two steps from the end, Van Beveren can begin to believe it.

Quad: Giroud made the hole

Leader of the special since the first score, Alexandre Giroud, rid of Copetti, does not slow down. It points to km 213 at 40  » in front of Medeiros and 1’58  » in front of Wiesniewski. In the private general this morning, the French had more than 22 hours on the Brazilian and more than 2 hours on the Pole. But nothing is ever settled, the abandonments of Andujar or Copetti have reminded us again.

Séb.K.

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