Dakar 2006: 5th stage: Ouarzazate > Tan Tan (04.01.2006)
Marc Coma is Still the Leader. Cyril Despres is Approaching.
Despres (Gauloises KTM) wins the stage, and Coma (Repsol KTM) is still leading, but first of all the today’s stage has not been as difficult as announced. A long stage of more than 800 kilometres, of course, almost all run in the Adraa valley, a dry riverbed that crosses the southern Moroccan region. Only some technical passages, and many stones on the tack, but this is household in this Country. Isidre Esteve navigated almost all the morning, but the main advantage of the work of the Spaniard was taken by his Gauloises KTM team-mate Cyril Despres. At the finish Despres was first. Due to the different starting positions, Marc Coma suffered the today’s special test but is still leading the race, but his previous advantage on Cyril Despres has been reduced to one minute and a half. So from now the race will probably be characterized by this kind of alternating “train game