Nani Roma
Jan 18

Nani Roma Wins Dakar Rally; Marc Coma Takes Fourth Bikes Title

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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Jan 12

Dakar Rally: Carlos Sainz Wins Seventh Stage

Carlos Sainz managed to win the seventh stage of the Dakar Rally, but sits sixth overall. (Photo: Getty Images)

managed to win the seventh stage of the , but sits sixth overall. (Photo: Getty Images)

Carlos Sainz of Spain won the seventh stage of the Dakar Rally on Sunday, while countryman maintained a large lead in the overall standings for cars.

The car division drove a 500-kilometer loop near Salta, Argentina, and Sainz took advantage of a speedy special suited to his buggy to lead for the entire day and win his second stage of the race and 27th in his Dakar history.

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