Dakar Rally : News from Leg 15
A symbolic route for all participants who are nearing the finish with the ultimate and mythical special stage on the beach of Lac Rose. A last section against the clock as a lap of honour for the leaders in the overall rankings before triumphantly
climbing on the podium. 93 km, including 16 against the clock, are on the menu of the 15th and last special stage.
As all 132 bikes have now reached the end of the last special stage, Latvian Janis Vinters wins the stage with a last scratch time of 8'42 for the 16 km in the special stage, 7" ahead of Norwegian Pal Anders Ullevalseter and 25" ahead of Portuguese Helder Rodrigues. It is to be noted that French biker Willy Jobard (Nr 27) did not start the last section against the clock.
56th in this 15th and last special stage, Frenchman Cyril Despres wins his second Dakar, two years after his first victory on Lac Rose in 2005, and finishes with 34'19 lead on his teammate and countryman David Casteu and 52'06 on US biker Chris Blais.
Press Release ASO