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Old 03-20-2013, 10:49 AM   #1992
Deadly99
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The ASO routedescription quotes longer specials and shorter liaisons. It also quotes multiple marathon stages for the bikes.

Mechanics and looking after the bike should be of importance as a result of multiple marathon stages

Altitude (my guess) is going to be a bigger factor than ever looking at the map. Surely the high altitude salt flats in Bolivia will be showcased.

ASO makes mention of a Bolivian stage being run in a different format, opening possibilities For the future. Hmmm......any guesses? A non timed day maybe, but with mandatory waypoints and a max time allowed (just my guess).

I am surprised to see Peru not included, those opening stages last year looked great. I suppose with the new Inca rally there in Sept...


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ASO makes mention of a Bolivian stage being run in a different format, opening possibilities For the future. Hmmm......any guesses? A non timed day maybe, but with mandatory waypoints and a max time allowed (just my guess).


Maybe we will get the mass start I can see it now...100 bikes lined up in a bar banging MX style rush to get the holeshot

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