|Dakar Rally 2013 TICKER: First bikes started in SS05 - two different routes.|
At 14:45 CET the first bike started in the 5th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally, which will bring the competitors from Peru to Argentina.
A border crossing at the end of the stage and two distinct routes for the Car/Truck and Bike/Quad categories are the highlights of the fifth stage. The landscape will change radically. The seemingly endless dunes will be followed by rocky tracks and river beds, from valley to valley.
The stage starts directly with the special (136-km long) for the bikes and the quads, whereas the cars and trucks will deal with a link stage of 284 kilometres before a 172-km long timed section. At the end of the stage, all the competitors will already have covered more than two thousand kilometres since the start of the Dakar 2013.
2013/01/09 | 14:51 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/ASO