Tag: Cyril Despres
Cyril Despres won his fifth Dakar Rally over the weekend, solidifying his stance as one of the premiere marathon racers of his generation. Despite the Frenchman’s overall dominance, several Americans were able to separate themselves from the pack and make some waves in the long-distance competition. Kurt Caselli made his mark in the seventh stage [...]
One of the world’s most exciting outdoor races will kick off January 5 when the Dakar Rally begins in South America.
After a 23-year absence, Honda has announced its return to the famous Dakar Rally.
It was a back-and-forth race between Cyril Despres and Marc Coma, but in the end it was Despres who won the prestigious Dakar Rally for the fourth time in his career. Coma had the lead going into the next-to-the-last stage of the competion, but got lost while riding through sand dunes. That likely cost Coma [...]
Team Husqvarna’s hopes in the Dakar rally are all but over after the governing body behind the race handed out a massive penalty to one of its riders. Penalties are a pretty big part of Dakar, and even top riders like Marc Coma and Cyril Despres have been slapped with 15-minute violations during the race. [...]
Cyril Despres had another good day at the Dakar rally, beating his chief rival Marc Coma by more than two minutes and extending his lead in the race overall to nearly two-and-a-half. Despres and Marc Coma are the only two riders who really have a shot of winning at this point, and many of the [...]
The Dakar rally is always exciting, but this year’s race has really been a back-and-forth between KTM riders Cyril Despres and Marc Coma. Thus, fans were excited to see a new stage winner emerge on the tenth day of racing, when Spaniard Husqvarna rider Joan Barreda beat both riders. Barreda won his first stage ever, [...]
Just one day after getting stuck in the mud and surrendering his lead at the Dakar Rally to rival Marc Coma, Cyril Despres was able to put in a strong ninth day of riding and regain the lead. Coma and Despres are far out in front of the rest of the pack in terms of [...]
The Dakar Rally is always entertaining due to its length and the fact that almost anything can happen. Eight days into the race, it’s been a duel at the top between Cyril Despres and Marc Coma. In the latest stage, Coma came out on top when Despres had a stroke of bad luck. Coma went [...]
KTM on Saturday wrote another chapter in its history when the sports motorcycle market leaders celebrated taking its tenth consecutive Dakar Rally title. The race was won in heroic style by Marc Coma closely followed by Cyril Despres, who between them have taken the past six Dakar titles for the Austrian brand. The victory also [...]