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Summary - 05/01 17:40 [GMT +3]

Schareina and Ekström: a day for sprinters

The name may seem misleading, with a prologue that turned out to have an extraordinary dimension, over a distance of 27 kilometres that was a condensed version, albeit a very accessible one, of the whole range of terrains encountered on the Dakar. The region of AlUla is ideal for such a sample, with sandy portions that were followed by rocky zones and even several...

AlUla > AlUla

A curtain raiser as long as this one pushes the rules to the absolute limit. Instead of a sprint, it is a Dakar stage in concentrated form in which the competitors will slalom among rocks, on sand tracks and off-track sections —yes, already— in jaw-dropping landscapes. Such a rigorous test will guarantee that the prologue fulfils its fundamental purpose of separating the wheat from the chaff. 

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