Dakar 2017: Stephane Peterhansel extends lead at the end of Stage 7

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Overdrive January 10, 2017 13:35:26 IST
Dakar 2017: Stephane Peterhansel extends lead at the end of Stage 7

The 2017 Dakar Rally leader Stephane Peterhansel has won the Stage 7 of Dakar 2017, stretching the lead to 1min 57sec to his team-mate and nearest competitor, Sebastien Loeb. The Frenchman managed to gain 48 seconds at the end of the stage, after a close battle with Loeb. Peterhansel began the stage with a narrow gap to Loeb; however, a gritty drive saw him leading by over a minute. Nine-time WRC champion Sebastien Loeb, however, did not let up the charge and managed to reduce the gap towards the end of the timed section.

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