Second place for Barreda in the dunes of Iquique

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"Today was the third day in a row when I pretty much opened the track for most of the stage."

Joan Barreda started today second behind yesterday´s stage winner Cyril Despres into the 422 km special stage with the famous steep downhill to the coastal town of Iquique. "Bang Bang" was able to catch Despres soon, opened the track and dictated a strong pace. At the final dune section, he got caught by Marc Coma and finished the stage in second position.

#3 Honda: Joan Barreda
#3 Honda: Joan Barreda

Photo by: A.S.O.

Joan Barreda: "Today was the third day in a row when I pretty much opened the track for most of the stage. It was again very difficult to navigate, but I am happy with my speed and gave a very good performance again, passing the finish line as first rider. Marc could gain back almost those two minutes he started behind me. The bike runs perfect and we will continue with a strong pace the next days."

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Series DAKAR
Article type Stage report
Tags 2014, argentina, bike, burn, crash, dakar, death, fire, iquique, joan barreda, leader, second place