Stage 9 of the 2017 Dakar was cancelled due to terrible weather conditions that eventually caused a massive mud slide in the town of Volcan.
Stage 9 of the 2017 Dakar has been cancelled due to inclement weather, specifically heavy rain. The deluge was so intense that it set off a massive mud slide that has engulfed the town of Volcan and made it impassable for racers and support vehicles alike. If the rally competitors manage to make it to Chilecito and get a good night’s rest prior to the start of Stage 10.
Here's the Stage 8 video recap of Joan Barreda's first stage victory on a peek at the challenging course.
Official Bike Overall Rankings
Sam Sunderland 22:01.08
Pablo Quintanilla – 20.58
Adrien Van Beveren – 28.49
Mathias Walkner – 34.14
Gerard Farres Guell – 34.24