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Dakar-2017: the ninth day of the marathon cancelled

Дакар-2017: девятый день марафона отмененThe organizers of the rally-marathon Dakar-2017 adopted the decision to cancel today’s competition day.

The ninth day of the prestigious rally-RAID assumed the 406-kilometer special stage that starts in Salta and the finish in Chilecito. The stage had an increased value because all classes had to start without any time gaps that as much as possible to complicate the task for the riders.

As a result, one of the key days of the rally-marathon was cancelled. Gathering more of a landslide caused by heavy rains and strong wind that provoked the cancellation of the stage. The participants of the Dakar-2017 orderly moved to Chilecito, where tomorrow will start a 10-day marathon.

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“We have nine years to come to Argentina, knew about these conditions, just this year incredibly vicious weather. There is little we can do. All other steps, we conducted in good conditions, but now the disaster is more important,” – said the Director of Dakar, Etienne Lavigne.

Three days before the finish of the Dakar-2017 in Buenos Aires hold leadership sébastien Loeb (Peugeot, class of SUVs), Dmitry Sotnikov (KAMAZ, truck class), Sam Sunderland (“KTM” motorcycles) and Sergei Karyakin (Yamaha, ATV class).

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