Dakar 2017, stage 8: the Victory of Joan Barreda without prize


The rough passage of the Dakar in 2017 Bolivia could not end in a calm manner and this has been evident in the octave special. With a tour modified, a border crossing that has been collapsed by an avalanche and a special very muddy, the riders have had to deal with major complications. All in all, Joan Barreda has achieved the triumph in the special at the wheel of his Honda, triumph on the other hand has been bitter at not getting to cut a lot of time to his rivals. For his part, in the quads to the neglect of the French Simon Vice draws a new horizon in the category.


Between the mud, but with less trouble than the rest of categories, the stage in the bikes has had a dynamic very clear. Joan Barreda has left to attack from the first kilometer, and after hunting down Sam Sunderland, Paulo Gonçalves and Ricky Brabec, has filmed a group of these without the option to break the race. The result is that Joan Barreda has scored the triumph with a time of 4:28:21, but has only been able to overcome in 3:51 Matthias Walkner and at 3:54 Sam Sunderland, distance obviously insufficient in a comeback each time more complicated.

all in all, at this stage, which have left more time in the head have been Paulo Gonçalves and Ricky Brabec, who were both managers of open track. In this aspect, riders Michael Metge and Joan Pedrero have crept fourth and fifth taking advantage of his position of departure, relegating Gonçalves to the sixth position after closing the stage at 7:06 Barreda. After the Portuguese, Pablo Quintanilla, Pierre Alexandre Renet, Xavier de Soultrait and Gerard Farrés have closed the top ten, a result which however causes Gerard Farrés assign the fourth position in the general Matthias Walkner.

Between the Spanish riders, a day with positive results
and what is more important, without major incidents between the majority of them
despite the difficulties of a stage atypical. Laia Sanz has signed
a remarkable twenty-position at 18:55 of the head
, while Ivan Cervantes
has closed the day a little more than 20 minutes from Joan Barreda just two
posts by behind the KTM rider. Dani Oliveras, and Antonio Gimeno also
have managed to sneak in among the 30 best
of the eighth day. 31:48
minutes lost has closed the day in the andorran Cristian Spain, while
Marc Sola has lost 35:29.

  • Query the results of the eighth stage of the Dakar in the motorcycle category.



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  • Query the results of the eighth stage of the Dakar in the category of quads.