Coma remains second - stage 5
After his victory in yesterday's stage, Marc Coma was responsible for opening track of the 186 competitive kilometers today that it has completed the second fastest time, 1 minute and 41 seconds of Frenchman Cyril Despres, the leader of overall with 9 minutes and 51 seconds ahead of the pilot MRW. His teammate, Joan Pedrero, today was thirteen, and is eighth overall.
Driving at a higher level than the rest of the pack, the duel between Cyril Despres and Marc Coma again require both maximum performance, leading in particular has two stage wins each after five rounds played. Eat, yesterday recovered 2 minutes and 2 seconds, has a special first game has been shortened from 79 km at its end due to the rains of recent days. Opening track, MRW pilot has seen the French finally recovered 1 minute and 41 seconds.
Both are tightening the rope the two three-time champion who is ranked third and more than 45 minutes. The third is a group of 7 riders who are keeping a tight fight, just separate all of them for 15 minutes, in which Joan is Pedrero. At one stage once again characterized by its hardness, MRW pilot has had difficulty browsing the first few miles, and a scare towards the end of the stage that has forced him to slow down, crossing the finish line today with the thirteenth fastest time. However, Pedrero is eighth, with just 6 seconds behind seventh-placed.
The sixth stage of the Dakar 2012 will tomorrow participants to the second country through which runs the race, Chile. From Fiambala to Copiapo, should make a total of 641 kilometers, divided into a 394 km link and a special of 247 km. MRW pilots at night addressed the long climb to the Pass of San Francisco -4700 meters high, where cross the border.