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Dakar: Sunderland extends overall lead as Barreda takes stage win

Penalty costs Michael Metge stage 10 victory

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Submitted by Visordown on Fri, 13/01/2017 - 11:50

BRIT Sam Sunderland retained his lead in the Dakar yesterday despite finishing 18 minutes behind Michael Metge, who celebrated his first stage win only to be hit with a one-hour penalty.

The penalty handed the stage victory to Metge’s team-mate Joan Barreda, his third win of the 2017 Dakar and 17th of his career.

Sunderland (pictured) and his KTM team-mate Matthias Walkner both strayed off track during the gruelling stage, featuring 449 timed kilometres, while Husqvarna’s Pablo Quintanilla suffered a fall which forced the Chilean to retire form the rally.

Standings after stage 10

1. Sam Sunderland (KTM) 28h7m59s

2. Matthias Walkner (KTM) +30m1s

3. Gerard Farres (KTM) +38m43s

4. Adrien van Beveren (Yamaha) +41m57s

5. Joan Barreda (Honda) +53m47s

6. Pierre-Alexandre Renet (Husqvarna) +55m24s

7. Paulo Gonçalves (Honda) +1h0m11s

8. Xavier de Soultrait (Yamaha) +1h32m55s

9. Michael Metge (Honda) +1h35m33s

10. Franco Caimi (Honda) +1h37m57s

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