Dakar - Bikes: Barreda profits from Despres woe

Joan Barreda claimed the second stage win of his Dakar career on stage two in the dunes around Pisco in Peru.

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Spanish motorcyclist Joan Barreda rides his Usqvarna during the stage 11 of the Dakar 2012 between Arica and Arequipa, Chile, on January 12, 2012.French Cyril Despres won stage 11.

The Catalan rode a steady stage, while race favourite Cyril Despres paid the price for risking a short cut - the Frenchman ot stuck in dunes after 75km of the 242km course.

The Husqvarna rider was joined on the podium by his helper, Dakar rookie Matt Fish who finished third behind Joan Pedrero.

Despres lost eight minutes to Barreda, who is the new overall leader.

Stage Two result

1 - Joan Barreda Bort (ESP) - 2:42:31

2 - Juan Pedrero Garcia (ESP) - 2:45:47 +03:16

3 - Matt Fish (AUS) - 2:48:24 +05:53

4 - Ruben Faria (POR) - 2:48:57 +06:26

5 - Kurt Caselli (USA) - 2:49:41 +07:10

6 - Darryl Curtis (RSA) - 2:50:20 +07:49

7 - David Casteu (FRA) - 2:50:39 +08:08

8 - Jordi Viladoms (ESP) - 2:50:46 +08:15

9 - Jeremias Israel Esquerre (CHI) - 2:50:50 +08:19

10 - Pal Anders Ullevalseter (NOR) - 2:52:13 +09:42

FULL STAGE RESULT

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