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Giniel De Villiers: “Today everything seemed to click”

Dakar 2021 | Stage 5 | Riyadh > Al Qaisumah
January 7 th 2021 - 15:47 [GMT + 3]

Today’s winner achieved his success thanks to his caution in tackling the navigation. As a result, he picked up the 16th stage victory of his career on the Dakar.

“I must say that since the beginning things have not really been going our way, but today everything seemed to click. Alex did a great job with the navigation today. We took it a little bit calmer at the beginning just to make sure we got all the points. In some places the navigation was really, really difficult. This morning we went a little bit wrong, but not too seriously. Then we just had to manage a slow puncture that we had to inflate. The last hundred and twenty kilometres in the dunes was really, really difficult. They were short dunes, but, for sure, it was a proper Dakar stage. The navigation is really, really difficult, but it’s probably better in the morning to go a little bit slower to make sure that you get the one hundred per cent the right course because there are so many tracks and its very easy to get lost. We managed to do a good job today, so let’s hope we can do a few more”.

Et.5 - Giniel De Villiers - US

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