Dakar 2022, Stage 1: Sanders stretches lead over Quintanilla

Having won the 19km Prologue on Saturday, Sanders elected to start the first stage in Ha’il from 15th place, minimising the risk of getting lost in the desert without the tracks left behind by other riders.
The strategy immediately paid dividends as he carved up a small 21-second lead at the first waypoint, before more than doubling his advantage to 46 seconds at the 160km mark.
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