And we move to today...
Stage two is 611 Km....
Liaison : 173 km - SS : 431 km – Liaison : 7 km : Total 611 km
A LONG STAGE TO START THE NEW YEAR
After a liaison which will bring the participants of the 2014 SONANGOL AFRICA ECO RACE® to Erfoud, they will go on the first stage of 2014, starting with the dunes of Merzouga, which isn’t always easy. Once they’ll be out of the erg, they will go on a brand new track through beautiful valleys before crossing the Rheris Oued and finally ending in the small dunes next to Mhamid. They will then join the Chegaga erg going through new tracks. This year, Chegaga will be crossed from east to west, which means it should not be too tough. Lake IRIKI will be the opportunity for the participants to push once more before the arrival and the bivouac in Foum Zguid after a day with all kind of fields. A long stage with nice tracks overall, except a very breaking section of about 10km.
Twitter news from Eco Race:
1h ago, Martens with a broken chain in the Dunes.
It seems that he fixed it and he is on his way.