Casteu wins Dakar motorcycling opening stage

Last Updated: Saturday, January 2, 2010 - 23:24

Cordoba: France`s David Casteu, on a Sherco, won the opening motorcycling stage of the 2010 Dakar Rally on Saturday, a 219km timed stage from Buenos Aires to here.

Casteu just egded out compatriot and KTM rider Cyril Despres, the 2005 and 2007 champion, while race favourite Marc Coma of Spain, on another KTM, was 12 seconds off the pace.

Spain`s Jordi Viladoms, on a KTM, Chile`s Francisco Lopez, on an Aprilia, and French Yamaha rider David Fretigne made up the top six.

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First Published: Saturday, January 2, 2010 - 23:24

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