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Dakar Stage 8: Ekstroem wins, Al Attiyah's lead cut down

Frenchman Sebastien Loeb cut Nasser Al Attiyah's substantial Dakar Rally lead on Monday in an eighth stage in Saudi Arabia won by Audi's Mattias Ekstroem. Nine times world rally champion Loeb finished third for the Bahrain Raid Xtreme team in the 395km stage from Al Dawadimi to Wadi Ad Dawasir to cut his Toyota rival's lead from 45 minutes to just under 38 with four stages remaining. Qatari Al Attiyah, chasing his fourth Dakar title, finished 11th. 'We tried really hard from the start, but I had a puncture,' said Loeb. 'We changed the wheel quickly and finally we continued like that until the neutralisation point when we saw that we had lost our spare wheel and it was the only one we had...
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