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Discussion in 'Australia' started by stretch49, Nov 25, 2015.
He'll probably get a mention in the Hillston Spectator too. Lol.
The Newcastle Herald is following him. Front page main story and another in sport section today
Now we know:
07:40 : Bikes: another penalty for Gonçalves
Finally, for Paulo Gonçalves the Dakar 2016 has been one of false hopes and disappointments. Re-integrated into the race the day before yesterday due to the premature finish of the stage, the official Honda leader, thanks to this providential helping hand, held on to third place in the general standings. After a good special yesterday (fourth, 6 minutes behind the day’s winner) he even gained time over his nearest pursuer in the general standings. Unfortunately for him, the race officials handed out a new fifty minute penalty, almost surely killing his hopes of a podium finish in Rosario. Only allowed to stop 15 minutes at CP2 on the stage 9 special, the Portuguese rider spent more than one hour there trying to repair the hole in the radiator of his Honda "
Trying hard not to get too excited, lest Murphy's Law rears its ugly head, but it's sooooo close. Go you good thing!
TP finished at WP 7 is that to make up for his extra distance on the hot day?
Hard to understand
But he seems to have been given 2nd place in the stage - 18 secs off Meo
And out in front overall by 35:23
15:40 : Bikes: the special is stopped at CP2!
The exceedingly difficult weather conditions caused by the extreme heat and the large number of riders in difficulty means that, for obvious safety reasons, the special has been halted at CP2 (after 243 km). However, the car and truck races will continue until the end of the special."
This is just getting confusing.
^^^ sadly its becoming normal...
Toby went MIA at cp3 last night giving us all heart palpitations... only to rocket back in at wp4 and finish the day in 2nd.
Now...the weather! Again...seriously...mr coma youve lost it.
Todays stage wrap up brought to you from Apple iphone... it's officially a clusterfcuk.
Go you good thing.......a mention on Triple M yesterday is all l've heard in the media in regards to TP's achievement in leading thus far. Think back a few years ago to Cadell in the Tour De France and what it did for cycling here.
Maybe its time for different classes like most other sports?? Look at it as Toby leading the Alien class by going the full distance and have the human class cut-off at half-way??
At Erzburg you are out if you are X number of minutes behind but at Dakar pushing in the heat has a real chance of ending lives for those not in contention!
TP almost got a guernsey on last night's Canberra ABC news
Pipped at the post by a baby ring-tailed lemur, reunited with its parents in the Canberra zoo after a spell of vet care
Gripping stuff, and unfortunate timing for Tobe
Maybe tonight ...
Any news on why no times are shown after WP7 for Toby?
6pr breakfast radio perth read out my tweet about Toby this morning, I asked Bazil Zepplis to get a spot on the 7 news tonight but does not look likely. Said he does not know what Dakar is! And to keep pushing the word about it
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I cant find Laia and I dont speak Spanish, her facebook page says something like (KH& sport page)
(La posición de Laia Sanz está por determinar) Her position is still to be determined ?
(keep it clean guys!0
GO Toby !
I think I am going to send a chain emial to every bloody TV station Radio station ......whats Dakar ? WTF !
Even the woman in the Organic Greengrocery here in the Hills is following it....
I also llike Jennydakar.com. her article on Laia and the stage 9 fup is great....
Go TOBY (just in case you forgot)
and GO LAIA
Laia finished at +39.50 18th I think
Espinnase on the twoie tiddler is the story of the rally for mine!!
Maybe time to quit blaming the organizers of the Dakar for stopping the stages when the real blame should go to the riders not fit enough to finish!! Coma has said that the helicoptors can not safely cover the course for the Aliens because they are babysitting the unfit majority! Their Duty of Care extends to all the riders!
Why run an event like this in the full heat of summer?
Call me Mulder but is it because the organiser wanted a cash flow for the European winter off season?
Would the organiser of the finke desert race run it in mid summer?