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Al-Attiyah earns bittersweet Dakar Rally 6th stage

Updated: January 10, 2013, 6:17 PM ET
Associated Press

SANTIAGO, Chile -- Al-Attiyah's buggy led the first Chilean stage all the way from Arica on the coast inland to Calama, beating defending champion Peterhansel in his Mini by more than eight minutes to cut the Frenchman's overall lead to an insignificant 1:18.

"I'm quite happy with everything," Al-Attiyah said. "We just try to keep going like this and we try to keep close to Peter because maybe tomorrow the stage might not be for us, but OK, if we lose, we lose just a few minutes."

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