Daniel Sanders: "I hope to come out swinging in stage 9"

Dakar 2023 | Stage 8 | AL DUWADIMI > RIYADH
January 8 th 2023 - 13:06 [GMT + 3]

Third today at 3'15", Sanders has found his pre-illness rhythm again and is now seventh overall, less than nine minutes behind the leader.

Daniel Sanders – Stage 8 – ENG

"We had sort of a rest day yesterday. We got to switch off the brain and try to eat a little bit, get the energy levels back up. I'm still fighting this stomach bud a little bit. Hopefully I'm on the mend now, and tomorrow is another rest day, so I'll rest up and come out swinging on stage 9.

The navigation was really difficult, the guys did a really good job, it was wet and stony and slick. It was really easy to follow their tracks. I'm really happy to achieve this result today before moving on to the second part because these last few days were not nice."

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