News 2010 Dakar Final Stage 14 | Video

2010 Dakar Final Stage 14 | Video

Dakar Stage 14 Final Results

Click video to see the highlights from the final Stage 14 of the 2010 Dakar as Despres takes his third Dakar title.

In the motorbike category, Frenchman Despres won his third Dakar Rally title after the 14th and final stage, which was won by Portuguese rider Ruben Faria.

"All victories are nice but this one is particularly beautiful. It is the victory of hard work, of expertise and of an incredible team," said Despres.

"There are nine of us in the team and not one of us ever let go. We all wanted to win; we all wanted to fight hard and we won. It’s just fantastic.

"I just wanted to win. And this will to win was stronger than the fear of losing. It was a tough Dakar, a beautiful Dakar and I am so glad I won."

Norwegian Pal Ullevalseter finished second overall, over an hour behind Despres, after finishing second on his KTM in the stage, 3min 45sec behind Faria.

Chilean Francisco Lopez riding an Aprilia was third overall, less than five minutes behind the runner-up.

2010 Dakar Final Stage 14
1. Rubin Faria, Portugal KTM
2. Pal Ullevalseter, Norway, KTM
3. Helder Rodrigues, Portugal, Yamaha
4. Alan Duclos France, KTM
5. David Fretigne, France, Yamaha
6. Cyril Despres, Andorra, KTM (at 5’05")
8. Marc Coma, Spain, KTM

2010 Dakar Final Standings after Stage 14
1. Cyril Despres, Andorra, KTM (2010 winner)
2. Pal Ullevalseter, Norway, KTM (at 1:02’52")
3. Francisco Lopez, Chile, Aprilia, (at 1:08.34)
4. Helder Rodrigues, Portugal, Yamaha
5. David Fretigne, France, Yamaha
15. Marc Coma, Spain, KTM


Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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