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Sainz takes fourth stage win in a row, Stage 11 cancelled

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Latest update : 2009-01-14

Spaniard Jordi Viladoms (KTM) took his first win in the motorbike race. In the auto race, Carlos Sainz extended his overall lead with a fourth stage win. Wednesday's stage has been cancelled due to weather conditions.

Click here to read Robby Gordon's interview after the stage


AFP -
Spain's two-time rally world champion Carlos Sainz further extended his overall lead in the Dakar Rally here on Tuesday as he won the 476km 10th stage around Copiapo.
  
Sainz, who was winning his sixth stage of this year's edition and fourth in a row, beat home US driver Robby Gordon, and was 7min 39sec ahead of his American Volkswagen team-mate Mark Miller.
  
Spanish rider Jordi Viladoms, on a KTM, won the motorbike section, finishing 1min 06sec ahead of Franco-Malian rider Alain Duclos (KTM) and 8:29 ahead of Portuguese biker Helder Rodriguez, also on a KTM.
  
Viladoms' compatriot Marc Coma retained the overall lead and increased his lead over second placed rider David Fretigne of France despite finishing 12min 17sec behind the stage winner.
  
Viladoms said it had been a ride to remember.
  
"In the last 10km it became completely crazy," he said.
  
"I was riding with Coma, Cyril Despres and Duclos. When I reached the end and saw that I could follow Marc and Cyril, all my concerns disappeared.
  
"It feels really good and I am satisfied."
  
Coma for his part was relieved to have not suffered too much damage despite the toughness of the stage.
  
"I misinterpreted a note and lost a lot of time," said Coma.
  
"It was important to spend a day like this not losing one's head.
  
"It is the kind of stage that leaves its toll on the rally like the Tourmalet stage in the Tour de France."
  
Another Spaniard Cristobal Guerrero was in a coma on Tuesday after a heavy fall, organisers said.
  
Guerrero, riding a KTM, fell at around the 160km of the 430km stage and was taken to Copiapo hospital where he underwent a scan.
  
Chilean rider Francisco Lopez also had a heavy fall, losing consciousness in the process. Lopez, seventh in the overall standings overnight, recovered consciousness to finish the stage.
  
The start of the stage was delayed two-and-a-half hours with the Chilean race venue of Copiapo enshrouded in thick morning fog.
 

Date created : 2009-01-13

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