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Rain hits Dakar as Spaniard wins
By: dt news , Posted on 11-Jan-2017
Salta : Spain’s Joan Barreda won his second Dakar Rally 2017 stage yesterday in the moto category, as more wet weather played havoc with the gruelling race.
The Honda rider thundered across the 417km eighth stage from Uyuni in Bolivia to Salta in Argentina in 4hr 28min 21sec, ahead of the KTM duo of Matthias Walkner of Austria (3min 51sec behind) and Britain’s Sam Sunderland, who was three seconds behind his team-mate to retain the overall lead by 20 minutes.
Barreda was also victorious in last Wednesday’s third stage of a scheduled total of 12, but lost the overall lead of the motorcycle category after picking up an hour penalty for illegal refuelling in a subsequent stage.
Tuesday’s special took two hours longer than expected because of heavy rain that lashed the course and the race has been hampered in recent days by the weather.
The rain forced race officials to change the route of stage eight because of rising water levels in a river bed.
Peugeot driver Romain Dumas and his co-driver Alain Guehennec of France got stuck
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Dhaka : Bangladesh on Tuesday recalled their left-arm fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman in a 16-man squad for the upcoming two-Test series in Sri Lanka after his prolonged injury lay-off. The 21-year-old has not played a Test since his debut series against South Africa in 2015 after suffering a series of injuries. He...Read More
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Auckland : New Zealand won the toss and sent South Africa in to bat in the one-off Twenty20 at Eden Park in Auckland on Friday. Black Caps captain Kane Williamson said he hoped the ball would move around in humid conditions on a slow wicket that was under covers for much of the day due to rain. "It's been under...Read More
New Delhi : Former skipper Steve Waugh has warned that Australia's only hope of beating India in their upcoming series is by taming Ravichandran Ashwin, branding the record-breaking spinner "the Bradman of bowling". After the off spinner became the fastest bowler to claim 250 Test wickets last weekend,...Read More
Hyderabad : India wrapped up a comprehensive 208-run victory over Bangladesh in the one-off Test in Hyderabad Monday, with spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja ending the visitors' plucky resistance on the final day. Chasing 459 for victory, the tourists were bowled out for 250 in an extended afternoon...Read More
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