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Old 01-16-2013, 11:02 PM   #14259
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This whole rooklie race is quite interesting, a question that came out of the wilddog forum closely following this thread among others with a focus on African riders.

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Just one thing though, does this mean that Riaan is now the leading rookie ?
That's well spotted, I do believe you are right.
Surely the leading rookie must be Casselli?
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33 029 - CASELLI Kurt (USA)


Where do you find the rookie rankings, is there a link somewhere?

Not that I know of.
I can't see any rookies that I know of above Riaan.

Maybe there is a list on Dakar.com? I'll have a look..
But isnt Caselli also a rookie and he's definitely doing better than Riaan?

There is no rookie list, you have to know who are the rookies...

You are right Kurt is doing really great but not on the overalls. He is still 33rd 3 56' behind the leader overall thanks to his penalties. Van Niekerk is 14th (or 13 that if Liebherheffer really was DQ'D yesterday ) at 1 36' behind, so if Kurt can gain 2.5 hours on van Niekerk in the the 3 days he will have snatched victory. Its quite possible too looking at the way Casseli seems to be riding. Still Riaan has been a helluva lot more consistent than Kurt so far (at least he has not missed nearly as many WP's)

Check out the overalls here:
http://trackingdakar.nl/index.php?page=overall&stand=V
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