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Dakar stage 8: Video highlights

Published: 13 January 2015

Having gone from racing in 50 degree temperatures just a few days ago, the Dakar riders had to endure freezing temperatures on stage eight of the race. Ran at an altitude approaching 4000m on the Bolivian salt flats the planned 781km route was shortened due to poor weather conditions but that was not enough to prevent reports of over 40 riders either retiring or being treated for hyperthermia.

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