Im very disapointed that it covers such a small piece of South America, but delighted that Bolivia is in. Bolivia must be one of the best places to ride on earth.
Im also happy about the marathon stages, but looking at that route I have to say that the Dakar has lost a lot of its allure...for me any way.
Dreaming of Dakar
Everyone has a max speed, 90% of that max speed is much safer and easier, and if that 90% speed isn't fast enough at Dakar, you enter the snowball. - neduro