Dakar - Bikes: Bort wins stage as Pain takes lead

Spain's Joan Barreda Bort (Husqvarna) won the fourth stage of the Dakar Rally as Olivier Pain (Yamaha) seized the overall lead.

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Spain's Joan Bort Barreda rides his Husqsvarna

Bort won the 718 km stage from Arequipa and Nazca (289km timed special) in a time of three hours 41 minutes and nine seconds with Pain second, eight minutes and 23 seconds back.

Pain now has a two minute and 24 second lead in the overall ahead of team-mate David Casteu who was third fastest into Nazca.

Previous leader and defending champion Cyril Despres dropped to third in the overall after only finishing 15th fastest in stage four.

Stage four result

1. Joan Barreda Bort (ESP/Husqvarna) 3 h 41:09.

2. Olivier Pain (FRA/Yamaha) +8:23.

3. David Casteu (FRA/Yamaha) +10:42.

4. Gerard Farres Guell (ESP/Honda) +11:40.

5. Helder Rodrigues (POR/Honda) +11:43.

6. Ruben Faria (POR/Ktm) +12:18.

7. Javier Pizzolito (ARG/Honda) +12:32.

8. Jordi Viladoms (ESP/Husqvarna) +12:40.

9. Jakub Przygonski (POL/Ktm) +14:01.

10. Alain Duclos (FRA/Sherco) +14:11.

Standings after four stages

1. Olivier Pain (FRA/Yamaha) +10 h 10:38.

2. David Casteu (FRA/Yamaha) +2:24.

3. Cyril Despres (FRA/Ktm) +3:09.

4. Joan Barreda Bort (ESP/Husqvarna) +5:38.

5. Jordi Viladoms (ESP/Husqvarna) +7:22.

6. Ruben Faria (POR/Ktm) +8:39.

7. Jeremias Israel Esquerre (CHI/Honda) +9:05.

8. Francisco Chaleco Lopez Contardo (CHI/Ktm) +10:01.

9. Alessandro Botturi (ITA/Husqvarna) +11:44.

10. Jakub Przygonski (POL/Ktm) +14:20.

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