Alexandre Giroud: "I'm lost for words"

Dakar 2022 | Stage 12 | Bisha > Jeddah
January 14 th 2022 - 15:14 [GMT + 3]

25 years after his father Daniel became the first quad rider to finish the Dakar, Alexandre Giroud has won the category, which makes him the first French victor since its official inception in 2009.

Alexandre Giroud - Etape 12 - FR
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"It's fantastic. It hasn't sunk in yet, I'm lost for words. Inside the final 100 k, I kept thinking to myself, 'just 50 k to go, 40, 30…'. I've never gone so slowly before. I was so out of it that I actually got lost. It's been 25 years since my father began to make us dream. We shared everything with him, but unfortunately here's not here today. I've been coming here for years, but at the beginning it was without mechanics. The team's been up and running for two or three years, and our experience has helped us get on the podium. It's a nice win."

Alexandre Giroud’s joy - Stage 12 - #DAKAR2022

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