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Dakar Stage 6 cancelled due to poor weather

Michael Guy, 06 January 2012 20:06

Stage six of the 2012 Dakar has been cancelled following heavy snow and rain in the Andes mountain range on the Argentinean – Chile boarder. The competitors were due to cross the Paso de San Francisco pass, situated at 4700 m, but heavy snow meant that organisers were unable to send the advance vehicles across the boarder last night which ...

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Argentinean rider Jorge Boero killed on stage one of 2012 Dakar

Michael Guy, 01 January 2012 20:13

Jorge Boero from Buenas Aires in Argentina crashed 55KM into the 57KM opening stage of the 2012 Dakar and subsequently suffered a cardiac arrest. The 38 year old was treated by helicopter medical staff for five minutes on the stage before being pronounced dead on his way to hospital. It was the Beta riders second Dakar. In 2011 he got ...

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Dakar Stage 12 - Coma closes in on victory after another stage win

Michael Guy, 15 January 2011 09:39

Marc Coma took a step closer to clinching his third Dakar victory with a stunning performance on a wet and muddy stage 12 of the event. The Spanish rider who had a 15m 59s lead going into the stage initially lost time to the hard charging Cyril Despres, but at the end of the day mounted a heroic challenge to ...

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Dakar Stage 11 - Despres goes on the attack to close down Coma

Michael Guy, 14 January 2011 12:33

Cyril Despres went on the attack on stage 11 of the Dakar to close down rival and overall leader Marc Coma by 2m 11s. The Frenchman now has an impressive 26 stage victories to his name but still trails Coma by 15m 59s in the overall standings with just two stages of the 2011 event remaining. Despres said: "If you ...

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Dakar stage 10 - Coma in control as Despres makes navigational error

Michael Guy, 13 January 2011 09:37

Spaniard Marc Coma took control of the 2011 Dakar when he comprehensively won stage ten of the race by a massive 9m 56s. The factory KTM rider had no problem negotiating the monster 862KM which included a demanding 176KM timed special stage. The big loser of the day was Cyril Despres who made two costly navigational errors during the timed ...

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Dakar Stage 9 – American Street wins stage as leaders suffer navigational nightmare

Michael Guy, 12 January 2011 11:13

Yamaha rider Jonah Street secured his first ever Dakar stage win after a day marred by confusion with the front runners caught out by a navigational error. The American rider won the stage by a convincing 3m 38s ahead of BMW rider Frans Verhoeven with Sherco mounted David Casteau in third. Overall leaders Marc Coma and Cyril Despres finished the ...

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Dakar Stage 3 – Coma takes stage victory – Despres leads overall

Michael Guy, 05 January 2011 12:43

Marc Coma secured his first stage victory of the 2011 Dakar to close within 14 seconds of overall leader Cyril Despres. Coma rode faultlessly throughout the monster 521KM timed special stage and capitalised on a small navigational error by Despres, which cost the Frenchman in the region of two minutes. Coma said: “Well that was a real Dakar day. I'm ...

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Dakar Day 2 - Faria heads day two – KTM secure top four places

Michael Guy, 02 January 2011 23:05

Portuguese rider Ruben Faria won the first true day of competition of the 2011 Dakar. The factory Redbull KTM man, riding as Cyril Despres team-mate and water carrier, won the stage which included a 482KM of liaison and a timed 222km special stage. 2010 Dakar winner Despres finished the day in second position with long time rival and former Dakar ...

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Dakar Day 2 - Faria heads day two – KTM secure top four places

Michael Guy, 02 January 2011 22:04

Portuguese rider Ruben Faria won the first true day of competition of the 2011 Dakar. The factory Redbull KTM man, riding as Cyril Despres team-mate and water carrier, won the stage which included a 482KM of liaison and a timed 222km special stage. 2010 Dakar winner Despres finished the day in second position with long time rival and former Dakar ...

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Star line-up for Sheffield Indoor trial

Gary Pinchin, 10 December 2010 17:11

International trials riders Dougie Lampkin, Toni Bou, Adam Raga and Jeroni Fajardo headline the Sheffield Indoor Trial on January 8, 2011. Five of the sport’s leading lights have switched camps this winter and will be riding in new colours for the first time at Sheffield Spanish star Fajardo will be giving the all-new OSSA its UK debut. Twelve-times World Champion ...

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