2018 Dakar Rally: Stage 2 win and overall lead for Cyril Despres
Despres needed 2 hours 56.51 minutes for 267 kilometers of loop stage which started and finished in Pisco. Peterhansel was 48 seconds slower while Loeb reached the finish line 3.08 minutes slower then Despres.
For Despres, the five-time Dakar winner in a motorcycle category, it was just the second stage victory with Peugeot in his fourth Dakar attempt with a car since he joined the team in 2015.
The winner of the opening stage Nasser Al-Attiyah finished 8th today, almost fifteen minutes behind Despres. He dropped to fifth place in the overall standings, 12 minutes 15 seconds behind Cyril Despres who is the new overall leader. Peterhansel is second in the classification after two stages, just 27 seconds behind Despres. De Villiers is the third place, ahead of Loeb.
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