Originally Posted by 640 Armageddon
Neil, do we have anybody there to tell us how long is the 1st day roadbook? It does not look long enought but it would be good to know
Rubber side down everybody, I hope it goes as smooth as a baby's butt
First stage is 582km long, and is pretty much a special in its own right. I think there is less than 5% on paved surfaces. The special was shortened to only 52km but still takes 4.5 hours according to the pre-runners.
I think many riders will be coming in after dark tomorrow.
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