In this photo, Italian rider Paolo Ceci can be seen crossing the trackless waste of Peru’s Nazca desert. Like no other race in the world, the Dakar pits riders against the harshest conditions on earth for 5,025 miles of racing across 14 days. The result is personal accomplishment for the racers and stunning, unique images for us, as we mire away the winter at home in front of our computers. Here’s the 41 absolute best images to come out of this year’s rally, along with a video recap. You won’t find this collection anywhere else.

Photos: Red Bull/KTM/Dakar/Aprilia

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