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Stage 10 – Dakar Stories – Dakar 2017

13 January 2017

When news reports tell of Dakar stages being cancelled because of adverse weather, you hear the odd grumble, for example: “This year’s Dakar is a shambles” or “Weather smeather, this is a tough race, these guys need to deal with it”. It is very easy to sling comments from an air conditioned office or from the cosy couch at home. The race route has been particularly gruelling this year and these elite athletes are an extremely hardy bunch, so when stages get called off because of weather and landslides it is for very good reasons, as this video shows: