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

23:02  10 january  2018
23:02  10 january  2018 Source:   Associated Press

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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.

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

Day 2 of Dakar Rally puts France's Despres in the lead

  Day 2 of Dakar Rally puts France's Despres in the lead Frenchman Cyril Despres of Peugeot has won the second round of the Dakar Rally and taken the overall lead of the race. The third place in last year's edition was timed on Sunday at 2 hours, 56 minutes and 51 seconds for the 195 miles (267 kilometers) around Pisco, in Peru. He finished ahead of two French teammates, with a 48-second lead on Stephane Peterhansel and 3:08 in front of Sebastien Loeb.Qatari Nasser Al-Attiyah, who won the first round, ended nearly 15 minutes behind the leader in fifth.Despres leads the overall classification by 27 seconds on Peterhansel.

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. 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.

Dakar leader Sainz penalized 10 minutes; stage canceled .
Spanish Dakar leader Carlos Sainz was penalized 10 minutes on Monday for "potentially dangerous behaviour"The 55-year-old Peugeot driver was punished by the Dakar disciplinary committee over an incident with Dutch quad rider Kees Koolen, who accused him of hitting his vehicle and not stopping.

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