Originally Posted by Uller
Alex Doringer (KTM Manager) mentioned in an interview with Darryl Curtis, that 100 KM has been taken out of Stage 3.
Somewhat surprising that the ASO would do this after all the talk about this edition of the Dakar being longer and harder.
It could be a reroute due to stage conditions. The stage is run a day or two before the actual leg, could be sections of terrain are now impassible.
Longer and harder is pre event marketing.