Dakar '18 -Stage 14- Córdoba > Cordoba FINISH!

E. Araiza

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It’s time to celebrate—not only for the winners of the various categories, but also for all of the adventurers who manage to complete the 40th edition—in a city with one of the greatest passions for motor sports in the world. Before competitors can enjoy their “Fernando” — the name the “Cordobeses” give to the national cocktail — they will first have to cross around 30 rios. That’s just as many potential pitfalls, meaning that competitors cannot let down their guard until they have come to the end of the very last kilometre.

Liaison > 166 km - Special > 120 km

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michael_loomis

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Well.. crazy rally it has been. Hopefully we have a couple American drivers to root for next year.


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BajaFand

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It appears to be special stage leaving town, then transit, and then special stage back into town for the finish. Is that correct? How many total race miles tomorrow? Looks like some dunes right off the start?


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It appears to be special stage leaving town, then transit, and then special stage back into town for the finish. Is that correct? How many total race miles tomorrow? Looks like some dunes right off the start?


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120Km special tomorrow. I actually think that might be a bit longer than the usual final stage? Correct me if I'm wrong?
 

michael_loomis

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Yes, but it’s a gentleman’s stage. Only RG races this stage. Lol


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You still have to cross the finish line, gentleman’s stage or not. Maybe Sainz will have an oops trying to get some pizza from a near by vehicle while going down the road.
 

michael_loomis

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Good luck with that.


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Desert Dog

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Looks like the back runners are starting first on this stage - and the top guys have been able to choose where they want to start. 2 hrs and 50 mins before they kick off. Just wish that they have the tracking like some of the other events have.
 

WillG

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Peterhansel is only 8 minutes 8 seconds behind De Villiers going into the final stage. I can see him gong for it to get on the podium and De Villiers will be under a lot of pressure

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WillG

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It’s time to celebrate—not only for the winners of the various categories, but also for all of the adventurers who manage to complete the 40th edition—in a city with one of the greatest passions for motor sports in the world. Before competitors can enjoy their “Fernando” — the name the “Cordobeses” give to the national cocktail — they will first have to cross around 30 rios. That’s just as many potential pitfalls, meaning that competitors cannot let down their guard until they have come to the end of the very last kilometre.

Liaison > 166 km - Special > 120 km

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Overall times coming later today.

Just wanted to say a big thanks for running/moderating the daily threads during Dakar, great job and it’s made following and commenting on the race a lot of fun
 

mxenr

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Teammate and crazy lady Mirjam who already broke her wrist at the 3rd stage, is almost at the finish.
She has really lived up to her motto: I can, I will end of story

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mattj112

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coronels have finish the event in 33 overall & first in class. Very good going in new car build in April 2017 and finish its first dakar despite missing windscreen and bodywork.
 
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Laia is such a badass. We all know these moto guys are some of the best athletes in the world, A Short out of his SX/MC discipline does great in his first Dakar, as well as Samuels, but a “chick” that competes on this level is awesome.

Stoked on podium for TP awesome dude. I predict he wins 2019 when at full health, RB takes second.
Also looking forward to seeing TP on four wheels again soon, mad skills at everything he does.
 
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