Daniel Sanders: “Hopefully, I can get over this in the next couple of days”
Dakar 2023 |
Stage 6 |
January 6 th 2023 - 17:45 [GMT + 3]
Under the weather for the last two days, Daniel Sanders courageously reached the finishing line of stage six in seventh position. Although he has conceded six more minutes to rally leader Skyler Howes, the Australian remains in the top eight of the general rankings, so all is not lost.
“I’m so sick. It was just a tough day in the dunes and I’m lucky it was smoother than yesterday. I tried to recover last night as much as I could. I just pretty much got back to the camper and jumped straight into bed, then slept until this morning when I woke up. I didn’t eat any food last night and I only had a small bit of breakfast this morning, so it was a tough day. But, I just kept pushing on and made it to the finish. I sort of felt bad the day before and the other night it just hit me. I don’t know what it is. I’ll just go back and recharge again. It could be food poisoning or maybe the thorn I’ve got stuck in my arm. I think I’m going to have it cut out tonight in case it’s poisoning me. We’ll take it out and then only other thing it can be is food poisoning, or I got some dirt or dirty water in my mouth during the race, I’m not sure. It’s a bit of a bummer, but we’ve got a long race to go. Hopefully, I can get over this in the next couple of days and come good for the finish”.