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Discussion in 'Racing' started by doyle, Jan 1, 2013.
After he gets his 2 mins from all the dakar riders... as it states in the entry forms.
Faria is 2'29" behind at WP1.
Maybe he stopped, waited for Cyril and after 2 minutes said "Oh fuck the old codger" and continued.
Still pretty sure he won't be too impressed
#178 JW Offringa is out
Jan Wouter is like the average trail rider who set himself the goal of doing Dakar. Somebody who posted on a dutch forum about this years ago and made his dream come true.
After 5 longs days he met his Waterloo yesterday, at the end of Stage 6.
He was running in the back of the field and after struggling through the past stages, running in the back of the field and having had a 24hr riding day he came up on the final fuel stop to find it empty.
The gastrucks had left and there was no other option for him then to join the recovery truck.
The Red Lantern has now been passed on to Luis on his KTM 150cc 2 stroke.
He's losing 3 minutes at each waypoint to Caselli... WTF?
which means lopez is now ahead of him in overall standings...
He won't like either
Lopez has now passed Cyril in the overall at WP2 by 1:40
Made the piste, just not fast enough. I sympathize. Valiant effort!
Argh, sooo frustrating! i am so sorry to hear about such a simple reason to get out. i wish he would come next year and finish.
The only logical explanation on Cyril, barring mechanical issues, is that his bike has been jetted lean on purpose for the higher altitude, and he is being careful with the engine? It looks like a really fast stage today
edit : after looking at the stage profile, scratch that theory. whole stage is between 3500 to 4000m
Cyril is hemorrhaging time. :eek1
Can they do that, is there a timeframe for it?
This stage is FAST. Most overtaking posssibility are before Wp2, with some navigation. Half way to Wp3 it goes to a rough double track that follows a spectacular valley. At times this track is very fast with badly rutted and washed away section that may catch the unaware, but at other times its is very bad with numerous stream crossings, lots of rocks. Near the end there is a diversion up another road that takes the rides well above 3,300m again, before a descent back to the main road down a what looks to be a very rough river bed.
Noteworthy is that the bike will not have any opportunity for assistance after the special, the last time they can see an assistance truck is just before the SS.
Here you go.
My long section (bear in mind altitude is very smoothed on Google earth and therefore much less precise)
Their Long section - close enough.
Their map (decidely imprecise)
Our map (blue Liaison/assistance routes, Red for the Special) Not many other options availible unless they are off piste. I think its reasonably close.
Zoom in on the first part of the stage
Aerial view looking South east from the Ass towards the finish
Some photo from the area:
On the way to Wp1
Between Wp2 & 3 (it may be a little wet at this time of year)
View of the 2nd half of the SS
The final loop up to altitude in the WP5 area
Aerial view back toward the DSS from the ASS. There route might cut a loop earlier over the second ridge on the right, but I could not find a track there. Old photo maybe.
Some pics of the valley descent
Near the top 3,800m
On the loop near Wp5
Final descent to ASS
Like yesterday Chaleco Lopez have too, he complain about that too
Chaleco at wp3
@ too old
The time difference between local and GMT was spot on I'll have you know
But I dropped the ball ref the sign I admit
And I still cant find it
I have one of my own, they be tough to shame out from underneath those things!