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Barreda grabs third stage win, Van Beveren takes Dakar lead

© AFP/File | Spanish biker Joan Barreda Bort powers his Honda during the 2018 Dakar Rally Stage 3 between Pisco and San Juan de Marcona in Peru, on January 8, 2018

UYUNI (BOLIVIA) (AFP) - 

Spain's Joan Barreda, riding a Honda, claimed his third stage win on this year's Dakar Rally on Saturday as France's Adrien van Beveren, on a Yamaha, reclaimed the overall motorcycle lead.

Barreda finished the seventh stage, between Bolivian capital La Paz and Uyuni, with a 2min 51sec advantage over Van Beveren and 8min 02sec in front of Argentina's Kevin Benavides, the Honda rider who had led the race overnight.

Van Beveren leads the event with a 3min 14sec advantage over Benavides while he has a 4min 45sec gap on Barreda.

© 2018 AFP