Cyril Despres stage 11 report

Victory on the today's stage to San Juan went to Cyril Despres (Red Bull KTM) 2'11 ahead of Marc Coma with Chaleco Lopez third at 6'19. Overall Cyril pulls back to 15'59 behind Coma with Lopez now 49'24 down. Following a missed waypoint on yesterday's stage, Cyril's team mate Ruben Faria was given a 2 hour penalty and is this evening down in 8th place overall.

Cyril Despres

"We left the bivouac this morning at 05.30 and I arrived in San Juan this evening at 15.30 with only a couple of short breaks to refuel -- a long day on the bike -- especially given that even now it is 40 degrees in the shade. Despite the difficult conditions I attacked really hard all day over what was a really beautiful stage. In the first special I came up behind Marc 3 or 4 times but couldn't pass in the dust. But on the second special I managed to get by and pull back a little time overall. Tomorrow we have another long 678 kilometre stage and hopefully another chance to change the overall rankings."

-source: cyril despres

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Series Dakar
Drivers Cyril Despres , Marc Coma , Ruben Faria