Dakar - 2013, [Day 3] Stage 3 - Report

Day 3

Action started from Pisco and shifted towards Nazca in Peru. The race stage started 4kms of transport section, from the Parc Ferme. 243kms of [mostly sandy] competitive section and another 96kms of road section to conclude the day's action.

It was the top finishers who lead the trailing group, again bikes and quads turn to start first. Cars & trucks followed them later.

Stage 3

Demographics of the stage clearly describes the contour of what to be tackled, with more than 90% of sandy route. Chilean Franchesco Lopez took the stag honours, while Cyril Despres finished third to claim overall first on bikes, while Argentinian Marcos Patronelli maintained his first overall by claiming the stage victory.

Nasser Al Attiyah won the stage, while team-mate Sainz finished on 10th, thereby loosing overall lead. Looks like he lost nearly 30mins, another sat-nav glitch? Well lets see that later! American Robby Gordon finished 2nd today. Peterhansel in 3rd, and reclaiming overall lead.

Gerard De Rooy, keeps his first with another stage win in trucks category.

[Trucks & quads action, Day 1, Stage 1]

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