Nani Roma into Dakar lead as Peterhansel slips

Last updated 10:23 08/01/2014
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STREAKING AHEAD: Nani Roma of Spain won the third stage of the Dakar Rally, which also pulled him into the overall lead in the car division.

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Nani Roma of Spain won the third stage of the Dakar Rally, which also pulled him into the overall lead in the car division.

Roma, driving a Mini, finished 1:07 ahead of Krzysztof Holowczyc of Poland and 3:19 in front of Leeroy Poulter of South Africa. Roma leads the overall car standings by 9:06 over Orlando Terranova of Argentina and is 10 minutes ahead of Nasser Al-Attiyah of Qatar.

Eleven-time champion Stephane Peterhansel slipped to fifth in the overall standings, 24:08 behind the leader.

In bikes, Joan Barreda Bort of Spain took the overall lead with a victory in the third stage. Barreda Bort was 4:41 head of Cyril Despres of France and 6:56 in front of Marc Coma of Spain.

Barreda Bort leads Despres by 13:04 in the overall.

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