The loop around Pisco explored the Ica desert from an entirely new perspective. It started with an 80 km dune sector, followed by a series of coastal dunes separated by the Subida de los Burros ascent and, to cap it all, another sequence of dunes with three fearsome massifs in the final 100 kilometres —more than enough to throw sand in the gears of...
Manuel Andújar has loosened Nicolás Cavigliasso's iron grip on the 2019 Dakar and claimed his first stage win. The young Argentinian was five minutes faster than his countryman today, but Cavigliasso still holds a lead of 1 h 40 in the general classification on the eve of the finish in Lima.
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