Due to severe flooding stage 6 of has been cancelled. Riders enjoyed a rest day on Sunday and are now preparing for stage 7.

Riders finally get a well-deserved rest day in La Paz, Bolivia and the chance to recharge the batteries as well as making preparations for the decisive coming week at the Dakar. There were sessions with the physiotherapist too as the competitors look to keep their bodies in tiptop shape. Some just took the chance to hang out and relax. The rest of the crew, meanwhile, have spent the day meticulously going over preparations as the team embarks on the final crucial week.

The mechanics were able to check over bikes with greater calm than usual. The machines have shown great resilience and performance over the first week of competition. The riders and bikes now look poised to attack over the next few stages which kick off with the marathon stage tomorrow. As usual, riders will not be allowed to receive any external mechanical assistance from the close of today’s stage in Uyuni.


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