The organisers of the 2017 Dakar Rally cancelled Stage 6 due to extreme climatic conditions.
They shortened yesterday’s fifth stage. The bad Bolivian weather made them cancel today’s one.
The sixth stage route was from Oruro to the Bolivian capital La Paz – a distance of 786 km, 527 km of which – timed section.
Organisers shortened the fifth stage of Dakar because of the bad weather
As the official rest day is tomorrow, that means that the competitors now have two days to take a breath from the hectic schedule and recharge their batteries. The race will resume on January 9th with Stage 7.
Stéphane Peterhansel (Peugeot) leads in the car category in the middle of the race. Sum Sunderland (KTM) is first among the motorcycle riders. In the quads and trucks categories leaders are respectively Simon Vitse (Yamaha) and Gerard De Rooy/Moises Torrallardona/Darek Rodewald (Iveco).
— DAKAR RALLY (@dakar) 7 January 2017