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Dakar Stage 3: Sainz wins, Al-Attiyah extends lead as Loeb hits trouble

Nasser Al-Attiyah avoided the problems suffered by Sebastien Loeb and finished the Dakar Rally third stage extending his overall lead to 38 minutes on Tuesday with the spoils of stage victory going to Carlos Sainz. After a strong second stage on Monday, Loeb, the nine-time world rally champion, started the 255-kilometre loop stage around Al Qaisumah, shortened by 100 kilometers because of recent flooding, just nine minutes behind Al-Attiyah overall but soon found himself in trouble. His Prodrive's longitudinal transmission broke after 10 minutes leaving him in two-wheel drive. Halfway through the stage in northern Saudi Arabia he was already 15 minutes off the pace. 'We only had...
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