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Dakar '18 -Stage 6- Arequipa > La Paz

#1
Moving up a gear

The Dakar leaves Peru and the desert to take on the mountains. The route become faster, barely leaving enough time for a peek at the many lakes along the way. The second timed section will start on the shores of Lake Titicaca. The Bolivian Altiplano requires competitors and crews to adjust to racing at an altitude of 2,500 metres. The day off in the capital will help them acclimatise.

Liaison > 447 km - Special > 313 km

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Desert Dog

Dakar Finisher
#18
From Dakar.com:

06:30 The Peterhansel Show

Stéphane Peterhansel will be opening the road today after a dominant performance in yesterday's stage. Leading the charge is difficult, but nothing that scares the veteran Peugeot driver. The overall leader can afford to enter Bolivia at a relaxed pace. Carlos Sainz, the only threat to his reign, has his work cut out for him if he wants to claw back some time. Keep an eye on Nasser Al-Attiyah as well. The Qatari has nothing left to lose, which makes him a serious contender for the stage.
 

Desert Dog

Dakar Finisher
#19
Dakar.com

The first part of the special, with a passage at 4,700 metres altitude, has been cancelled for the bikes. The competitors are currently on the link stage that will take them to the second part of the special, which Joan Barreda will kick off at 16.30 GMT. The stage has not been changed for the cars, so Stéphane Peterhansel will get things started at 13.30 GMT.
 
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