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2017 Dakar Rally: Stage 4 Results

2 weeks ago | Photos: Marcin Kin / KTM Images

The fourth stage of the 2017 Dakar event took the riders across the Bolivian border from Jujuy to Tupiza, with the timed section comprising 416km at an altitude of more than 3000 metres.

Having taken the lead with his win on Wednesday’s stage, Honda rider Barreda opened the road, but managed to avoid the navigational pitfalls that cost Price so much time on the preceding test. The Spaniard was just over two minutes clear of Price when he arrived at the short neutralised section at the Bolivian border, but lost time before the first waypoint of the second part of the stage, with Price taking the lead.

However, at the 371km mark, Price crashed, fracturing his left femur. He was evacuated by helicopter just over 10 minutes later, with organisers announcing the Australian would be unable to take further part in the rally.

Australian riders that ended the day were, Todd Smith finishing the lengthy stage at +00:23:11, placing in 15th for the day, and Matthew Hart, brining his Husky home in 52nd position at +01:20:14 behind the pace.

Dakar 2017 standings after 4 of 12 stages
1. Joan Barreda (Honda)
2. Pablo Quintanilla (Husqvarna)
3. Sam Sunderland (KTM)
4. Matthias Walkner (KTM)
5. Gerard Farres (KTM)

For more on the 2017 Dakar Rally, visit: www.dakar.com

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