Barreda storms to Dakar moto lead
San Salvador de Jujuy (Argentina) (AFP)
Spain's Joan Barreda won the third stage of the Dakar Rally by more than 10 minutes on Wednesday to grab the overall motorcycle lead in the gruelling endurance race.
The Honda rider dominated the 780km (364km timed) stage, raced over two sections from San Miguel de Tucuman to San Salvador de Jujuy in Argentina, in 4 hours 22 min 41 sec.
Overnight leader and defending champion Toby Price of Australia was close to 23 minutes off the pace on his KTM.
Britain's Sam Sunderland is second overall at 11 min 20sec behind Barreda while Paulo Goncalves of Portugal holds third spot at 14min 42sec.
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