Pedrero and Metge are on the right tempo!
Mittwoch 4 Januar 2017
Joan Pedrero placed 16th in the third stage of the Dakar, which was raced between San Miguel de Tucuman and San Salvador de Jujuy, he finished 33'56'' behind the winner. The Spanish rider from the Sherco TVS Rally Factory Team is 14th overall, 35'10'' behind the leader.
"Joan made a small mistake at the beginning of the special, he lost fifteen minutes looking for the right course, like many other riders. After getting back on course he attacked and completed the stage. Tomorrow (Thursday), he will start from 16th place. Nothing is lost, he is well fit and very motivated. The bike is perfect despite the 5000 meters of altitude".
Adrien Metge placed 32nd in this third stage at 59'50'' behind the winner. He is 68th at 2 h 52'54'' from the top of the overall standings. "Yesterday he was at the bottom of the standings, he had a great comeback today and fought through the dust. He will leave tomorrow from a much better position. As for Aravind, he suffered a big fall and was repatriated by helicopter. It appears that he has a fractured shoulder... His dream of Dakar is over.”
This Thursday, the 4th stage will be raced between San Salvador de Jujuy and Tupiza (521 km of which 416 km consists of a special).