Sport Peterhansel extends lead in Dakar; Loeb, Villas-Boas out

23:02  10 january  2018
23:02  10 january  2018 Source:   ap.org

Sunderland out of Dakar Rally, Villas-Boas crashes

  Sunderland out of Dakar Rally, Villas-Boas crashes British motorcyclist Sam Sunderland abandoned his Dakar Rally title defense Tuesday due to back pain, and Portuguese soccer coach Andre Villas-Boas was taken to a hospital after his car crashed against a sand dune. Rally organizers said Sunderland, the overall leader on a KTM, withdrew near the end of the 330-kilometer (205-mile) special around San Juan de Marcona when he was hurt after a jump.Adrien van Beveren of France won the fourth stage in about four hours. He also moved into the overall lead, taking a 1:55 advantage over Pablo Quintanilla of Chile.

AREQUIPA, Peru (AP) Stephane Peterhansel extended his overall lead of the Dakar Rally after winning the fifth stage on Wednesday. The Frenchman, a 13-time Dakar champion in all categories, won the 266-kilometer (165-mile)

AREQUIPA, Peru (AP) — Stephane Peterhansel extended his overall lead of the Dakar Rally after winning the fifth stage on Wednesday. The Frenchman, a 13-time Dakar champion in all categories, won the 266-kilometer (165-mile)

AREQUIPA, Peru -- Stephane Peterhansel extended his overall lead of the Dakar Rally after winning the fifth stage on Wednesday.

Peterhansel's Dakar hopes grind to halt, Sainz grabs lead

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AREQUIPA, Peru (AP) — Stephane Peterhansel extended his overall lead of the Dakar Rally after winning the fifth stage on Wednesday. Ten Brinke is 1:15:16 behind Peterhansel . Earlier Wednesday, soccer coach Andre Villas - Boas abandoned the race.

Stephane Peterhansel extended his overall lead of the Dakar Rally after winning the fifth stage on Wednesday. Ten Brinke is 1:15:16 behind Peterhansel . Earlier Wednesday, soccer coach Andre Villas - Boas abandoned the race.

The Frenchman, a 13-time Dakar champion in all categories, won the 266-kilometer (165-mile) stage between San Juan de Marcona and Arequipa in Peru in 2 hours, 51 minutes, 19 seconds.

Peterhansel's Peugeot teammate, Sebastien Loeb, was forced to abandon the race after an injury to co-pilot Daniel Elena.

Dutch driver Bernhard ten Brinke of Toyota finished the stage 4:52 behind Peterhansel.

In the overall classification, Peterhansel leads Peugeot's Carlos Sainz, who ended fourth on Wednesday, by 31:16.

Ten Brinke is 1:15:16 behind Peterhansel.

Earlier Wednesday, soccer coach Andre Villas-Boas abandoned the race. The former Porto, Chelsea and Tottenham manager, who was making his debut in the rally, felt back pains after his car crashed against a sand dune in the fourth stage.

In the motorbike race, Spain's Joan Barreda Bort of Honda clocked 3:19:42 to win the stage, but Frenchman Adrien van Beveren of Yahama still leads the overall classification despite a disappointing fifth place on Wednesday. Honda rider Kevin Benavides of Argentina is 1 minute behind Van Beveren after five stages.

In the truck race, defending champion Eduard Nikolaev won the stage in 3:37:12. The Kamaz driver leads the overall classification by 58:05 over Federico Villagra of De Rooy.

The rally leaves Peru and enters Bolivia on Thursday, bound to the country's capital La Paz.

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