Dakar 2017, stage 10: Dance event, one of the thousand traps


Joan Barreda has been the winner of the tenth stage on motorbikes
after the sanction of his teammate Michael Metge:
“For the moment, is the
hardest stage of this Dakar from the physical point of view.
In the first
I had a lot of navigation
. It really has been very difficult. I’ve made an effort
to stay focused on the critical moments when I have lost myself. To
I have continued to make progress with Michael Metge. Has helped Me and then I
run fast in the second part of the special that was very physical and that is
it seemed to the Baja California, with many breaks.
it Really has been one of the
stages more complicated and tougher

Sam Sunderland not satised at the end of the
stage, although saving the ballot:
“I’m happy to have come to
the goal. It has been a day of crazy, with a navigation is very delicate this
you Start to stress out and do nonsense. I have committed many errors
before the first refuelling. Then I found out that Quintanilla had problems,
which gave me a margin, and
I’ve finished the last 300 miles quiet,
without taking risks. It has been difficult because there were many forks in the river
and one could be mislead easily. I’ve never managed to finish the Dakar and makes
missing stay well focused on the last day”.

Adrien Van Beveren has lost the podium in respect to Gerard
Farrés in a very hard day for the Yamaha rider: “Today I
followed a different strategy and I decided to go to attack, but that is not what
I had to do. Should have focused on the navigation as each day with
patience. I Took risks and I fell, tried to recover the delay. It has been very
hard. Like I’ve said from the beginning, I am here to learn. Clear that
it is disappointing. Now I’m going to do everything possible to try to recover my
delay. I’m going to go for those three minutes that separate me from Gerard Farrés“.