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Peterhansel wins Dakar stage 7, Loeb hits trouble

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By ITN News Editor January 15, 2019 13:44

Peterhansel wins Dakar stage 7, Loeb hits trouble

Stephane Peterhansel won the seventh stage of the Dakar Rally in Peru to take back second place and cut Nasser Al-Attiyah’s overall lead to 29 minutes. The Frenchman, a 13 times Dakar winner, gained a position from compatriot Sebastien Loeb after the nine times world rally champion lost half an hour with an electrical problem in his Peugeot.Nani Roma moved up to third overall, with Loeb dropping back to fourth.Toyota driver Al-Attiyah completed the stage with the fourth fastest time but 12 minutes slower than Peterhansel, with 785km of timed competition before the finish in Lima on Thursday.Spain’s reigning champion Carlos Sainz, third in the stage, moved back into the top 10 but more than five hours off the lead.The start of the looping 323km timed stage around San Juan de Marcona was delayed an hour by fog.American Ricky Brabec moved back to the top of the motorcycle category, seven minutes clear of French rider Adrien Van Beveren.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 15, 2019 13:44

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