"I already feel like a winner"
January 17 th 2020 - 09:35 [GMT + 3]
The Chilean biker, now heading towards the Qiddiya Grand Prix to make it official, is the runner-up of the 2020 Dakar —his best result so far— and made amends for last year, when an injury knocked him out of the race when he was also tackling the final stage in second place overall.
"I gave it everything until the last kilometre. It's an amazing feeling. I just wanted to thank everyone, my team, my family, my friends and everyone supporting me during this time. The race was tight. Being in [second] position, I already feel like a winner. I've been through so many things after the injury. I'm really grateful to be here. The main goal was to finish on the bike without injuries. Honestly, when we started the race I never thought that I would be in the front, but in the end things started to happen. I really enjoyed every day of this Dakar. For me, this was the key to being happy."