MONDAY 5TH OF JANUARY
STAGE # 6: DAKHLA / CHAMI: 621 km
LIAISON: DAKHLA / BOULANOUAR: 437 km
STAGE: BOULANOUAR / CHAMI: 174 km
LIAISON: CHAMI / BIVOUAC: 10 km
AFRICA ECO RACE 2015
WEATHER RULES IN MAURITANIA !
Set close to Dakhla the Atlantic Ocean shore, the confortable bivouac and a nice spring weather gave the opportunity to the participants of the 2015 Africa Eco Race to charge their batteries before the Mauritanian week.
After one last night Under the beautiful Moroccan starry sky, the first bike left at 5 :30 for the 370km long liaison towards the Mauritanian Border.
After the very long customs checks to get in the Islamic Republic as the formalities have been reinforced as well as the identification process. The participants unfortunately didn’t take the start of today’s stage due to bad weather conditions.
Indeed, after a stop in Nouadibou in order to stamp the visas of all the staff and material, the three helicopters ; race direction, médical and télévision – were not authorized to take off because of a very bad visibility caused by a sand Storm in Northern Mauritania.
Therefore, the stage had to be cancelled as security is THE priority of the race. The participants joined the bivouac in Chami, set in the middle of the beautiful dunes, waiting for the next stage to discover the beautiful landscapes of Mauritania.
We have to say that tomorrow’s 433km long stage between Chami and Azougui, they will immerse all the participants into pure action.
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