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Old 01-15-2013, 11:57 AM   #12721
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This also caught my eye from Joan:



"Game face" or just confidence. Either way, love the way he rides.
Self-appointed Alien.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:57 AM   #12722
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Am I seeing things, or is Luis in at the finish? +02:38:29
125 150 BELAUSTEGUI (USA) KTM 007:21:43 02:38:29

Nope mine shows him too!!
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:57 AM   #12723
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Am I seeing things, or is Luis in at the finish? +02:38:29

Finally here and tab-hopping trying to catch up ~25 pages - aarrggghhh!
Laia still out on stage past WP8/CP2(or 3, depending)?
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:57 AM   #12724
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Fiambala the worst place.....As in the worst town? Or worst stage?
Both. (It's not really a town so much as some ramshackle huts in bowl of baking hot dust and rocks - and the bivouac is not close to the town).
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:57 AM   #12725
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Am I seeing things, or is Luis in at the finish? +02:38:29
He indeed is, great going from him, if he didn't miss too much WP's
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:58 AM   #12726
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:59 AM   #12727
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So... what are the odds that Despres doesn't relinquish the lead?

Ok actuaries... do the numbers.

I would think the smart money is on the "alien" who has been sitting back biding his time... until he found out the game plan was not for everyone to switch engines. Then he went into the next gear... with I believe at least one more gear remaining.

Sorry to those who were vying to unseat the king. They thought they had a chance to take the crown since there was only one, which they did. They still do but they may need a Cheshire Cow or Llama to help, like the one that Casteau encountered.

Hope the heart of Dakar are able to keep they babies purring to make it through the last few days. So close... yet so far.

Damn! You have to love this!
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As someone else was commenting earlier, part of the Alien factor is managing the bad luck that will invariably happen along the way. Despres/KTM do that better than most.

Not in the bag, but going to plan for them at this point, I'd imagine.
We've already seen him make navigational errors and have mechanical trouble so we know that he is not immune...... He is looking very good but I think he'll have to fight this one out to the end, unless all his close competitors suffer bad luck and he doesn't. Skill seems to help promote good luck though, we'll see.

It's been a lot of fun to watch so far this year.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:59 AM   #12728
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He indeed is, great going from him, if he didn't miss too much WP's
He missed all the wps. Got to be an iritrack issue or something.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:00 PM   #12729
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He indeed is, great going from him, if he didn't miss too much WP's
Yeah - looks like his tracker was non-functional all day.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:01 PM   #12730
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:01 PM   #12731
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It's been a lot of fun to watch so far this year.
One of the most entertaining battles in a while!
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:01 PM   #12732
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let's just hope Laia's issues are similar...
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:03 PM   #12733
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:04 PM   #12734
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:08 PM   #12735
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well my Google-Fu sucks, can't get it to calculate with out using roads
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