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Antoine Meo wins eighth stage at Dakar Rally, Adrien van Beveren remains the leader among motorcyclists

The 33-year-old Frenchman Antoine Meo (KTM) has Sunday in Bolivia for a second stage win booked in the 39th Dakar for motorcyclists. In the stage of 498 kilometres from Uyuni to Tupiza, the longest in this Dakar, he continued, the American Ricky Brabec (Honda) 1:08. The Australian Toby Price (KTM), the winner in 2016, was at 2:45 third. Thursday had Meo is already the sixth stage to his name.

Adrien van Beveren (Yamaha) finished seventh in 8:44, but retained the lead in the general classification. The 27-year-old Frenchman still has 22 seconds for the Argentinian Kevin Benavides (Honda), Sunday fourth in 5:52. The Austrian Matthias Walkner (KTM) 6:34 third.

The Spaniard Joan Barreda Bort (Honda), who, after his victory in the seventh stage due to a painful knee to specify thought, went off to a start at 12:00 the eighth. In the state collapsed from the third to the fifth place. Thus, he’s still just dagwinnaar Meo.

Monday get the riders an extra day of rest. The ninth stage was due to the bad weather forecasts shall be deleted. Tuesday is going to the Dakar rally in Argentina continued with a 373-kilometer-long ride from Salta to Belén.

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