Dakar '18 -Stage 6- Arequipa > La Paz

E. Araiza

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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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bike/quad start 4:00 am pst
cars/sxs start 6:39 am pst
trucks start 8:23 am pst
 

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Definitely Peterhansel’s race to lose at this point.


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E. Araiza

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At this point I could guess the podium will be Peterhansel, Giniel and Nasser.
 

michael_loomis

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I wouldn't count out El Matador! :)
 

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Boooooo....^^^^^^ Sainz for the win!

Need to dethrone Jean Girard, I mean Peter Pansell...I mean the much revered and respected 'Mr Dakar' himself Stepane Peterhansel.
 

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I can see it now, both pugs have problems and Nasser wins it in the last stage to make for some "exciting racing"
but Ok...
 

michael_loomis

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Boooooo....^^^^^^ Sainz for the win!

Need to dethrone Jean Girard, I mean Peter Pansell...I mean the much revered and respected 'Mr Dakar' himself Stepane Peterhansel.
Peter Pretzel... man.. this reminds me of back in the day. LOL
 

E. Araiza

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Boooooo....^^^^^^ Sainz for the win!

Need to dethrone Jean Girard, I mean Peter Pansell...I mean the much revered and respected 'Mr Dakar' himself Stepane Peterhansel.
I wonder next Dakar without Peugeot what will be the team for Peterhansel...
 

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Sounds like the first section for the bikes and Quads has been cancelled for safety reason Apparently it has snowed up there.
 

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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.
 

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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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It’s handy Sainz and Peterhansel now have Despres as their support vehicle. Will also be interesting to see how the altitude affects the race
 
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