Nani Roma (right) and co-driver Michel Perin (left) celebrate after winning the 2014 Dakar Rally. (Photo: Getty Images)

(right) and co-driver Michel Perin (left) celebrate after winning the 2014 . (Photo: Getty Images)

Nani Roma won the Dakar Rally after an anticlimactic 13th and final stage during which team orders guaranteed the Spaniard would finish first on Saturday.

, the Dakar’s record 11-time winner and defending champion, began the race’s shortest stage of 157 kilometers with a 26-seconds lead but the Frenchman slowed down and even stopped to let teammate Roma roll first to Valparaiso.

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