Barreda takes the lead as Price crashes out

Barreda takes the lead as Price crashes out

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Drama struck the Dakar rally as defending bikes champion Toby Price suffered a heavy crash late in Stage 4 of the event, from San Salvador de Jujuy in Argentina to Tupiza in Bolivia. The Australian was leading the leg but sustained a broken left femur in the crash with just 45 kilometres of the 416km test remaining. He was airlifted to hospital and was forced to withdraw. Price’s KTM teammate Matthias Walkner from Austria went on to claim the stage win while Joan Barreda from Spain was second and extended his overall race lead to over 18 minutes over Chilean Husqvarna rider Pablo Quintanilla.