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Old 04-08-2013, 12:31 PM   #114
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Originally Posted by HogWild View Post
Why wouldn't Helder stay in the race, and lead all those who follow him off in the wrong direction to make a point!
Perhaps it's a point that needs to be made. Unfortunately, with the relatively short stages in regards to the previous few Dakar's, the emphasis has shifted a bit from smart navigating to outright speed and technical prowess. Despres was pretty vocal about it in January, at least much more vocal than in years past.

Helder wouldn't win himself any friends, but you're right, maybe this point is well beyond due.
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