Stéphane Peterhansel triumphed on Friday’s stage six to take a chunk out of his car rivals Carlos Sainz and Nasser Al-Attiyah at the 2020 Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia. The first week of the inaugural Saudi Arabian Dakar concluded with a dash over 352km of sand dunes between Ha’il and Riyadh before rest day on Saturday, which leads into tackling six more challenging stages from Sunday onwards towards the chequered flag in Qiddiya. Frenchman Peterhansel has won the Dakar a record 13 times on two and four wheels. However, he will need a strong second week to take out his rivals.
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