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Dakar 2016: Stephane Peterhansel grabs overall lead

French racer Stephane Peterhansel has taken the overall lead in the 2016 edition of the gruelling Dakar Rally after his team mate Carlos Sainz’ Peugeot suffered mechanical issues during the Tenth Stage. Sainz was leading in the early part of the stage but got lost and his car picked up a puncture costing him valuable time. After repairs he tried to make up lost ground but his efforts were futile following a gearbox issue that made it impossible to continue and finish the stage.

Peterhansel set a blistering pace and finished the stage a little under four hours. In second place was fellow frenchman Des Peres who finished ...

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First Published On : Jan 15, 2016 11:00 IST

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