The Spanish rider, an unrivalled stage victory hunter, won for the 25th time on a special on the Dakar. He also took advantage of his rivals’ weaknesses to take the lead in the general standings.
“After the hard day of yesterday, I was forced to push with everything – I put it all in today. I enjoyed this type of stage a lot. It’s faster and better for me, better than enduro like it was yesterday. Right now, everything is perfect. Sure, tomorrow will be a long day and really hard again, but the race is like this. We need to keep calm and stay in front. For sure, there are still a lot of kilometres to come and we will try to keep riding, that’s all”.
By: Official Dakar website