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Nasser Al-Atiyah secures third Dakar Rally stage as Peterhansel leads

Updated: Monday, 07 Jan 2013 19:35 | Comments

Stephane Peterhansel finished third to maintain his overall lead in this year's event, which is taking place in Argentina, Chile and Peru
Stephane Peterhansel finished third to maintain his overall lead in this year's event, which is taking place in Argentina, Chile and Peru

Nasser Al-Atiyah won the third stage (Pisco-Nazca) of the Dakar Rally after a very strong performance by the Qatari.

The Qatar Red Bull driver edged out former team-mate Robby Gordon (Hummer) by one minute 18 seconds.

Overall leader Stephane Peterhansel came in third, 3mins 52secs adrift followed by Lucio Alvarez (Toyota).

In the bikes, Cyril Despres took the overall lead ahead of Francisco Lopez and Pal Ullevalseter.

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