|Dakar Rally 2014: J.C. "Chavo" Salvatierra is Speedbrain´s man of the day.|
The Speedbrain customer raceteam nevertheless enjoyed another positive day on Thursday. All four riders reached the finish line alright. Jeremias Israel Esquerre even led the provisional stage ranking at one point, but was finally listed as 12th on the day.
Speedbrain´s World Cup champ Juan Carlos "Chavo" Salvatierra reached the stage finish in sixth place. He´s now lying inside the top twenty overall. Salvatierra rode a smart and tactical stage, as he found just the right balance to avoid crashes and make up ground. "Chavo" is a well-known figure in his native Bolivia, he´s an ambassador for Unicef and certainly an athlete who his fellow countrymen look up to.
"It was difficult to navigate today," said Salvatierra. "I was staying concentrated, always looking for the right way. I kept calm and collected and my Speedbrain bike was making it easy. I will brace my energy and want to have a great performance when we enter Bolivia. A big thanks to my team, super job so far."
Overalll results SS05 Chilecito - Tucuman 211 km
||Coma, Marc (ES)
||Barreda Bort, Joan (ES)
||Lopez Contardo, Francisco (CHL)
||Viladoms, Jordi (ES)
||Duclos, Alain (F)
||Pain, Olivier (F)
||Przygonski, Jakub (PL)
||Despres, Cyril (F)
||Israel Esquerre, Jeremias (CHL)
||Svitko, Stefan (SVK)
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2014/01/10 | 18:04 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/FISCHER