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Old 01-07-2014, 07:49 PM   #101
Bluebull2007
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Mauricio Gallardo ‏@damonf1
#Dakar2014 en principio el portugués Ruben Faria está lúcido, con varios traumatismos. Se someterá a rayos y scanner para evaluar lesiones.

In principle Ruben Faria is lucid, with several injuries. He will undergo CT diagnosis to assess injuries.
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I am in San Juan. everything went well, finally almost. I was a little scared at first because there was a crossing of Rio with a lot of water so I decided to run cool, my hand to avoid damaging the bike. Finally, seeing that the others were either navigational errors or fell, I decided to take a faster pace. Chaleco joined me in the last 40-50 kilometers and we drove together. So start of this rally is going great, the peaks suit me well and above all I do not take my head, I ride to feel, I feel safe on the bike, I do not have strength and I the margin. I intend to continue in this state of mind, I forbid me anything, I'm just confident. Physically I'm OCD and I look forward to more.
Thank you for your messages I receive, it warms the heart.

Alain Duclos

Frans Verhoefen:
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Just got word from #12 himself. He sent a SMS:
He doesn't suffer a broken arm but a broken elbow and more important .....a broken ego !!

Stage 2
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Walter van Sinten is last night not to come the finish of stage 2. Marcel Vermeij spoke to him today in the bivouac: "driving went well but I have a navigational error made in the dunes which I completly had lost his way. In the end I came to sit still without water whereby also continue was impossible. Then I called the helicopter that me and the engine from the desert. " At a later time there will be a voicemail.

Walter van Sinten is gisteravond niet aan de finish gekomen van etappe 2. Marcel Vermeij sprak hem vandaag in het bivak: "Het rijden ging goed maar in de duinen heb ik een navigatiefout gemaakt waardoor ik compleet verdwaald was. Op den duur kwam ik ook nog zonder water te zitten waardoor verder doorgaan onmogelijk was. Toen heb ik de helikopter opgeroepen die mij en de motor uit de woestijn gehaald hebben." Op een later moment zal er een voicemail volgen.
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figured out what happened to Ingo Zahn yesterday:

Deutsches Dakar Aufgebot hat sich halbiert: Ingo Zahn ist nach einem Unfall nicht mehr dabei. Auf der zweiten Dakar Etappe erlitt Ingo Zahn nach einem Sturz einen Bruch der Schulter sowie von drei Rippen.

Ein unter dem Sand verborgener Fels schleuderte Ingo über den Lenker seiner 450 KTM Rallye. Das Motorrad traf danach den Piloten so unglücklich, dass es zu den Verletzungen kam. Den Rallyeorganisatoren gelang es, den Verletzten recht schnell zu bergen und in ein lokales Krankenhaus zu überführen. Dort wurden dann die Verletzungen festgestellt.



quick translation:
he went over the handlebars and got hit by the bike, which resulted in a broken shoulder and 3 broken ribs. After a visit in the hospital, he's on the way home, and plans to be back next year.

more here:

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Today I found very, very stressful. Only able to pop in and check where we are from time to time but, each time more drama unfolded.

Blown up tyres, quads crashing down mountains, broken Verhoefen, Sam AWOL for like more than 2 hours with half of the top 10, Faria crashing badly Geniel de Villiers broken car, flat tyres, steep mountains, lost riders. Add to that the snippets of news coming in from yesterday.

In the words of Vinnie Jones: "Its been emotional"

But there is some good news. 18h34 Local time and we have 100 riders in the ASS. 54 still to go, less the broken ones.

Spare a thought for our Mongolian competitor #180 Boldbaatar DAMDINKHORLOO (Now say that 5 times really fast ) who MADE it in !! This is his third attempt at finishing this race I believe - he just does not give up.

Lets bring in the rest with a steady slow clap:

Here is a pic I have been wanting to post since the Fr 4 footage but have been too busy: The truck that wanted its belly scratched being extracted last night.

Impressive. They snapped the rope a couple of times.
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Imagen del vuelco del KAMAZ de Mardeev en la etapa de ayer pic.twitter.com/spsKp1jpQo #Dakar vía @justF1yna


Mardaeev out.

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Stage 2 had quite the attrition rate...20 bikes.
How many will join them after today?

stage N° Name Mark
2 136 KAZUHITO FUKAKUSA (JPN) HONDA
2 167 PETER HARDY (USA) KTM
2 115 PHILIPPE PRUNIER (FRA) YAMAHA
2 161 DAVID MALARTRE (FRA) YAMAHA
2 84 INGO ZAHN (DEU) KTM
2 188 FREDERIC MILLET (FRA) KTM
2 153 SMITH JAMIE (GBR) KTM
2 20 PAL ANDERS ULLEVALSETER (NOR) KTM
2 183 DAVID TIEPPO (ARG) KTM
2 137 CRISTIAN PERALTA (CHL) HONDA
2 178 PAOLO LIBRALESSO (ITA) YAMAHA
2 130 GILLES GARD (FRA) YAMAHA
2 166 LUIS CARLOS CALDERAY GONZALEZ (ESP) YAMAHA
2 89 HERVE THEURIOT (FRA) KTM
2 195 FRANCISCO MASSU (CHL) YAMAHA
2 156 CARLO SEMINARA (ITA) YAMAHA
2 21 ALESSANDRO BOTTURI (ITA) SPEEDBRAIN
2 187 WALTER VAN SINTEN (NLD) HONDA
2 140 ERICK MEIER VON SCHIERENBECK (PER) SUZUKI
2 182 SERGIO CERDERA (ARG) KAWASAKI

from:http://www.dakar.com/dakar/2014/us/w...kes.html#ancre
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Great shot of Bam Bam from ES... that's a bit high up!

On Kevin Muggleton:
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Also, even if he is listed in the standings as arrived at ASS, Alex Zanotti (TM factory rider) have been disqualified because did not reach the start of the special stage in time. He was the rider with Kevin and had a problem with his tyre as well.

From Worldrallyraid.com

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From Helder's fb page....if someone can translate this....

Hoje foi uma etapa dificílima, disputada até 4300 metros de altitude, de extrema dureza e muito exigente na navegação. Passei por alguns contratempos, perdi bastantes minutos, mas consegui chegar ao bivouac.
Desejo as rápidas melhoras ao Ruben.
Até amanhã.
Today was an uphill step, held up to 4,300 meters altitude, extreme hardness and very demanding navigation. I went through some setbacks, I lost quite a few minutes, but I managed to get to the bivouac.
I wish a speedy recovery to the Ruben.
See you tomorrow.
Local on a Dakar bike
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"Una etapa muy dura ah ah ah ah..."

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Do we know if the riders have access to fluids for their bikes?
I imagine the ELF truck is there to distribute oil (and take away the old stuff)...

Interesting that this year, the ASS is directly at the marathon bivouac - therefore no chance for the service teams to tweak the bikes before the enter the bivouac like last year... However, I notice there is a short liaison tomorrow before the DSS...

I wonder if there will be eyes on the ground tomorrow to ensure noone get's new tyres (for example) after all?

Jx
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Laia on fb


Hi friends!! First part of my mission for today and tomorrow accomplished. I'm very happy for my race and for my result and the overal position. The stage was very very difficult!! Too technical track!! Many people have suffered today. Tomorrow, more!! Goooooo!!!
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Palante

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Majestic in absolute with this approach to the Andes with the track, fesh fesh (soft sand), short grass, rios 40 cm deep, this stage forced us to "climb" a elevation of 3,000 m from the halfway and go "touch" the clouds before diving towards the finish.

Wow!

Overall, the day went well, although I was a little bit slowed as I felt twice, not seriously do not worry. I also broke the chain guide. An annoyance that forced me to ride cooler. Above all, thanks to the team of Jean-Marc Fortin who fixed the exhaust pipe. Without this valuable gesture, I will have been unable to continue.


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Jeremias


El Matador

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CYRIL DESPRES Stage 3 REPORT

San Rafael > San Juan
Connection 292 km
Special stage 373 km
Total 665 km

Just when you think the race is starting to settle down the Dakar bites back with a startling series of surprises, with difficult navigation and technical enduro terrain leaving yesterday’s rankings is chaos. The good news is that this evening Cyril Despres moves up from 8th to 2nd overall, 13’04 behind Barreda. The bad news is that Frans Verhoven’s (Yamaha Netherlands Verhoven Team) race has come to a premature end after he crashed out with a broken elbow. For his part Olivier Pain continues to climb up the leader board and is this evening in 8th place overall (at 36’33) while Michael Metge ‘did the job’ bringing home an ‘as new’ set of tyres to this evening’s marathon stage for Cyril to use tomorrow.

Cyril Despres

"Today’s special has to go straight into the Top 5 most stunning specials I have done in 13 years of racing rallies – and in that time I’ve been to some pretty amazing places! As announced, the recent rains had really cut up the first part of the special and the riding was far from easy. Then at kilometre 299 we came to this incredible 3 kilometre climb. It was a really really hard to get up and I can only begin to imagine how many riders will go out of the race at that point – and it’s not just the amateurs who are going to struggle. Then after that we rode for about 60 kilometres on stunning tracks over a series of mountain ridges, as beautiful as they were difficult to navigate. Towards the end I came up behind and past both David Casteu and Marc Coma. All in all an excellent day that more than makes up for yesterday’s disappointments."

Michael Metge

"This morning I gave Cyril my word I’d give him some ‘prefect’ tyres this evening and I’m proud to say I was able to keep that promise. I started off really slowly, perhaps too slowly, and then found an optimum pace using the ‘berms’ left by the riders in front of me so as to keep my speed as constant as possible and stay off the brakes. The other big positive from today was the route designed by David Castera, which was just amazing. Today we went to places you could only ever go on a motorcycle, preferably a trials bike, and it was a unique experience. And just to top it all, apart from swapping over our wheels, Cyril and I have very little to do to the bikes. We’ll do our road books now and then change the oil when it cools down a little."
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Overwhelming feeling I have while watching images on EuroSport is of how little of this event we experience by following the WPs, CPs, and looking at computer screens ...
They traverse such massive amount of landscape and have so many incredible situations from dusk 'till down. Every day.
It's mind bogging.
Yes, it is.

This is the part of Dakar that must be lived to really be understood. You come into the bivouac each night and it seems like you have lived a lifetime since you saw your friends last. You not only saw, but ate and breathed and felt, more landscapes that day than most people see in a year.

Further, most days, you have seen the remnants of crashes, seen someone who shared your dream, the dream you have nurtured and held more closely than anything else, you have seen their end of that shared dream crushed. Which is both heavy and light, because you have a moment of empathy and then put up a wall to keep your own dream alive. You move on and harden yourself and keep going and after a moment it seems like nothing at all. You go back to greedily inhaling landscapes and vistas and continents, going further and faster than seems possible to sustain.

It is such a cool f#cking race. Sorry to swear, but that's just the only way to describe it.
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