Ergebnisse Dakar 2017 nach 5 Etappen von 12 

Tupiza – Oruro: 447 km timed, 692 km total
1. Sam Sunderland (GBR), KTM, 2:21.51 h
2. Paulo Goncalves (POR), Honda +7:07 min
3. Adrien Van Beveren (FRA), Yamaha, +7:29
4. Joan Pedrero (ESP), Sherco, +9:40
5. Franco Caimi (ARG), Honda, +12:13
Other KTM
6. Gerard Farres Guell (ESP), KTM, +15:07
20. Matthias Walkner (AUT), KTM, + 33:06
37. Laia Sanz (ESP), KTM +48:00 min

Standings Dakar 2017 after 5 of 12 stages
1. Sunderland, +15:22.05 h
2. Pablo Quintanilla (CHL), Husqvarna, +12:00 min  
3. Van Beveren, +16:07
4. Farres Guell, +20:57
5. Walkner, +29:01 (5 min penalty)
Other KTM
7. Stefan Svitko (SVK), KTM, +48:43
26. Sanz, +2:08:15 h


Die Fahrer zu der 5. Etappe:

Sunderland said it had been a heavy day and that the declining weather conditions had created visibility problems and additional hazards. “It was a tough day even though the second part was cancelled, we still had 300 km in the rain and cold. I started off today with a good feeling and I tried to really focus on the navigation. There were one or two really tricky places. It would be fast and then there would be a difficult part, then fast again, so you had to change the rhythm a lot. Now I have to try to stay calm and focused because it’s only day five. It was a heavy day but the bike was awesome and the team is great. I’m looking forward to tomorrow.”

Walkner: “Actually the stage was pretty good up until km 170. But then we had to leave the main road and the instructions were so unclear that I got lost. It was difficult in the beginning with the rivers and then at the end in the dunes. It was raining like hell and so hard to see, and to see the road book that I think it was a good decision to cancel the second part.”

Sanz: “I was having a really good day and enjoying it, as you do when everything is good. I started towards the back so I was able to pass a lot of riders because it started to rain and there was no dust. Then there was a river that was difficult for the navigation. I made a small mistake but I found it very quickly. But at the end of the stage the road book instructions were not very clear and I got lost and many others also.”  Sanz said Saturday would be very difficult if the wet weather continued and in fact rain is expected in the region for the next few days.

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