Reigning champion Benavides retires from Dakar Rally

Benavides had been in contention for back-to-back Dakar wins as he sat fifth in the general classification following Tuesday’s Stage 9, just 10 minutes back from leader and KTM teammate Matthias Walkner.
However, the Argentinian rider hit mechanical trouble a little over a third of the way into Stage 10, a 375km run between Wadi Ad Dawasir and Bisha, coming to a halt at the 133km …Keep reading