“The second week was incredible”

January 17 th 2019 - 19:36 [GMT -5]

After a brilliant career on the bike during which he twice climbed onto the third step of the final podium, the Chilean, who has undergone a reconversion behind the wheel of an SxS, was triumphant on his very appearance in the category on the Dakar…

“I’m very happy, I didn’t think I was going to come back to the Dakar. It was a great Chilean team that encouraged me to take part. At the end of the day, we have won after working very hard. I really enjoyed this Dakar, with its dunes and navigational difficulties – that’s just what I like. It was very technical and you had to stay strong. The worst bit was when we had an engine problem and lost all traction. We lost a lot of time that day, but the second week was incredible: we won several stages and managed to win outright”.

Francisco "Chaleco" Lopez / Et.10 (ESP)
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Francisco "Chaleco" Lopez / Et.10 (GB)
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LOPEZ CONTARDO Francisco (chi), Can-AM, South Racing Can-AM, Group SXS ASO/FI, Class SXS, portrait, portrait arrivee finish line during the Dakar 2019, Stage 10, Pisco - Lima, peru, on january 17 - Photo Charly Lopez / @World
LOPEZ CONTARDO Francisco (chi), Can-AM, South Racing Can-AM, Group SXS ASO/FI, Class SXS, portrait, portrait arrivee finish line during the Dakar 2019, Stage 10, Pisco - Lima, peru, on january 17 - Photo Charly Lopez / @World

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