Dakar Rally: Stephane Peterhansel stage win marred by three deaths

Last Updated: 11/01/14 8:47am

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Stephane Peterhansel: Record-equalling stage win for Frenchman

Stephane Peterhansel: Record-equalling stage win for Frenchman

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France's Stephane Peterhansel claimed victory on the sixth stage of the Dakar Rally on Friday but the race was marred by the deaths of a motorcyclist and two journalists.

Peterhansel, 48, who has won the motorcycle section of the race six times and the car section five times, was racking up a record-equalling 63rd stage win on the Dakar.

He finished two minutes 43 seconds ahead of Qatar's 2011 champion Nasser Al-Attiyah with Argentina's Orlando Terranova third on the 400km timed run from Tucuman to Salta.

Spain's Nani Roma was sixth on the day and retained the overall lead.

French rider Alain Duclos, on a Sherco, beat overall motorcycling leader Marc Coma by 75 seconds, but celebrations were muted after it was revealed that the 9,374km race, which crosses Argentina, Chile and Bolivia, had claimed three more lives.

Belgian motorcyclist Eric Palante, 50, riding for the Honda team, died on Thursday's fifth stage between Chilecito and Tucuman.

Two members of an Argentinian news team - journalism student Agustin Mina, 20, and Daniel Ambrosio, 51 - also died on Thursday when the car they were driving in fell into a ravine.

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