Suspended the sixth stage of Dakar
Deteriorating weather conditions are affecting the area through which these days runs the Dakar, has forced the organization to cancel the sixth stage, which was held today between Fiambala and Copiapo. The caravan crossed the Andes on a link to go nearly 400 miles from Argentina to Chile, after passing the Pass of San Francisco located at 4700 meters altitude.
The degradation of the trail due to snow and rain, yesterday and forced to reduce the special motorcycle in nearly 80 kilometers, has led the organizers to make the decision that all participants perform the route originally planned for convoy today, canceling the special due to start crossing the border between Argentina and Chile. With this decision, the classification remains unchanged for another day, with Coma in second place, 9 minutes and 51 seconds behind the leader, and Joan Pedrero eighth, 59 minutes and 4 seconds.
The competition will resume tomorrow, with a stage of 573 kilometers, 419 of them timed, in a loop with start and finish in Copiapo, which mark the career Ecuador. Will be a great challenge before the rest day, after several hundreds of kilometers of tracks, participants will face a cord last 66 kilometers of dunes, which will test the strength of all.