Cyril Despres Takes Day 11 At Dakar

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 […]

Joan Barreda Wins Dakar Stage 10

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, […]

Cyril Despres Regains The Lead

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 […]

Cyril Despres Gets Stuck In Mud, Marc Coma Takes The Lead

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 […]

Mark Coma Leads Dakar After Day Two

It’s only two days into the 2012 Dakar rally, but last year’s champion Marc Coma is already on top after taking the lead from Day One winner Francisco Lopez during a thrilling Stage Two. Coma, who rides for KTM, started the day 14 seconds behind Lopez, but built up a large lead by the end […]