KTM's Toby Price will take a lead of a little over a minute into the deciding stage of the Dakar Rally, after finishing today's stage just one second slower than chief rival Pablo Quintanilla. The penultimate stage of the Peru-based rally, a loop which started and ended at Pisco, featured a mass start format in which riders commenced the stage in groups of 10.
That meant the top 10 from Wednesday's stage all started simultaneously, and the gaps between them all stayed relatively small until the latter stages of the 313km test. However, they were surpassed by two riders from the second group at the end of the stage, as Sherco TVS rider Michael Metge came through for a first-ever Dakar stage win by two minutes ahead of Honda privateer Daniel Nosiglia. Hero's Oriol Mena took took a promising 9th position in the general classification.
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