Dakar 2017: Stage 9 cancelled due to massive landslide and heavy rain near Salta
The landslide blocked the route leading to the city, and had forced teams to take a 200km detour
The rains have been unforgiving during the 2017 Dakar Rally, and it has forced organisers to continually change and sometimes cancel certain parts of the stages. Stage 5 was the first stage to be cancelled, and now due to a massive landslide and more rain, Stage 9 from Salta to Chilecito has been cancelled too. The landslide had blocked the road heading to the bivouac in Salta, and has forced several teams to take a 200km detour via San Antonio de los Cobres. This meant that they would not make it in time for the start at Salta.
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