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Carlos Sainz is the new leader in Dakar, after the bad luck for Stéphane Peterhansel

The 55-year-old Spaniard Carlos Sainz (Peugeot) has Saturday, the seventh stage in the 39th Dakar won. The former world champion, 2010 winner of the second Dakar on South American soil, it is also the new leader. He benefited from the misfortune of his French team-mate Stéphane Peterhansel, who is driving almost an hour and three quarters to his car had to tinker with to by to can.

Defending champion Peterhansel hit a rock when he was a rider in wanted to get. He damaged the suspension and the shock absorbers of the linkerachterwiel. Also with the assistance of their country and teammates Cyril Despres and David Castera, which is a few tens of minutes after the incident, were on the spot, lost Peterhansel and his co-pilot Jean-Paul Cottret a lot of time.

Sainz recorded his 31st victory in the Dakar, the second in this edition. Thursday was “El Matador,” is also already the fastest in the sixth stage. After a day of rest signed Sainz to re-present. Across the 425 km between La Paz and Uyuni, he was 12:05 faster than the South African Giniel De Villiers. The Qatarees Nasser Al-Attiyah, who like de Villiers in a Toyota of the Belgian Overdrive team control, was on 14:19 of the third. Tom Colsoul finished as co-pilot of the Pool Kakub Przygonski (Mini) at 20:56 in fourth place. Peterhansel eventually as twentieth at 1:47:56.

In the position, Sainz 1u11:29 for Al-Attiyah and 1h20:46 Peterhansel, De Villiers, fourth on 1h20:54 just for remained. Przygonski and Colsoul on 2u19:02 sixth.

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