Liaison > 444 km - Special > 76 km
Summary - 09/01 18:24 [GMT +3]

Cornejo like a boss, Loeb back to winning ways


The thermometer only read five degrees in the early morning on leaving the tents at the bivouac in Al Salamiya to head towards the city of Al Hofuf, next to one of the country’s biggest oases, home to three million date palms. In between the two, the total distance to be covered measured almost 700 km, but the riders, drivers and crews “only” did...

Al Salamiya > Al Hofuf

Yet another long, hard slog on the way to Al Hofuf, a city nestled in the heart of a sprawling, lush oasis dotted with three million date palms. The terrain is a bit faster and easier to make up for the length of the special and the fact that it is the second half of a marathon stage. However, it is also filled with navigation puzzles. Any blunder in this regard will definitely come with a hefty price tag.

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