Olympic Gold medal winner Nasser Al-Attiyah took the Car victory on the third say of Dakar 2013. Local hero Francisco Lopez now has two stage wins in the Bike classification. Triple winner now in Trucks, and Patronelli holds Quad lead.
In the general standings, Spaniard Nani Roma thus lost almost a third of his lead and now only has an advantage of 23'46 over Stéphane Peterhansel.
It was a day where the overall leaders held their ground even without winning the first special stage in Chile today. Now those who remain will rest in Calama before taking on their next challenge in the magnificent Andes mountain range.
Spain's Joan Barreda took his third victory in the 2014 edition, beating overall leader Marc Coma by 4′03″ at the end of a historic stage that took the Dakar to its 28th country
Peru, Chile, buggies: a burst of freshness to begin with. Stage 1 took the competitors from Lima to Pisco in Peru.
Toyo Tires® wins first three stages of the 2013 Dakar®
Chaleco king in his own country, bittersweet victory for Al Attiyah.