Argentina's Orlando Terranova won the tenth stage of the Dakar Rally today as Stephane Peterhansel increased his lead at the head of the overall standings.

Terranova led the pack home on the 357-kilometre stage from Cordoba to La Rioja in his homeland, with Nani Roma taking second place just over two minutes behind.

Frenchman Peterhansel took third behind the Spaniard to extend his lead in the overall classification to 52 minutes 38 seconds over Giniel de Villiers.

In the bikes, defending champion Cyril Despres moved into the overall lead as he came home in second place behind Joan Barreda Bort.