Dakar : A child was hit by a car and died
A sad day on the Dakar! During stage 13 of the rally between Labé in Guinea and Tambacounda in Senegal, a child was hit by a car and died during his transfer by medical helicopter. The Dakar caravan is again in mourning.
bike race, Giovanni Sala comforted his third place overall by winning the day's stage.
With three days to go until the shores of the Lac Rose in the finish line, Giovanni Sala (KTM – n°6) needed to keep an eye on his main rival for a podium spot, Chris Blais (KTM – n°9), only 21' behind in the overall standing. The Italian did even better than that on the 348km special. He indeed captured his first special win of the year, his 9th success on a Dakar. By doing so, the 32-year-old took a serious option on final third spot. He made it to the finish line with a 9'59” advantage on Chris Blais. Sala now has a 31'34” overall lead on the American.
Second on the day, Cyril Despres (KTM – n°1) finished over three minutes adrift and moved slightly closer to overall leader Marc Coma (KTM – n°2). The Spaniard still has a 31'16” lead on the title holder. In the leading positions, one man had to bid farewell to the rally: Jean De Azevedo (KTM – n°7), 8th overall crashed just after the start of the special. Injured, the Brazilian was forced to pull out of the Dakar.
Press Release Amaury Sport Organisation