There are just a few days left till the 2021 Dakar ends, and time is working out for the candidates. The bikes are tighter than ever, with Nacho Cornejo with a bonus of only one minute over ‘Bricomania’ Value, with Joan Barreda greater than 16 minutes. The Valencian nonetheless has choices, however he can not fail.

A lot much less margin has Carlos Sainz. The Madrilenian stays round 40 minutes behind with a Stephane Peterhansel who got here out of the marathon greater than alive, regardless of breaking the suspension within the first half. The French has nearly 6 minutes on Nasser Al-Attiyah, which a priori is his first and nearly solely rival.

That is why the stage 9, with departure and arrival in Neom (though the particular half just a little additional north, on the shores of the Pink Sea) is vital. A number of sand, plenty of navigation, and no room for favorites.

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Observe stay stage 9 of the Dakar rally