Rieju at the ninth stage of Dakar 2021

Ninth stage of the Dakar passed for the RiejuTeam.

Oriol Mena closes stage 9 at 14 pisition, veteran Joan Pedrero at 16 and Marc Calmet at 34.

Excellent stage today starring the three riders of the Spanish team Rieju Team. Oriol Mena, Joan Pedrero and Marc Calmet achieved their best results in stage 9, of 579 km, disputed today between Sakaka and Neom.

Oriol Mena has entered 14th position with a time of 05H 23'19 '', a result that allows him to climb to 19th in the general classification. His teammate, Joan Pedrero, finished in 16th position with a time of 05H 29'51 '' and climbed to 18th in the table, thus placing both riders in the Top20. On his side, the team's rookie, Marc Calmet, has registered the best result of his debut in position 37 of the general, since it has earned him his entry today in 34th position, with a time of 06H 23'01 ''

Today, Marc Calmet told us:

“The truth is that it was a very beautiful stage, with spectacular views. I'm very happy. I had a good navigation going the whole stage alone and catching other riders. I lacked a bit of speed, and when you catch up with the drivers you lose visibility, but hey, I'm very happy. The stage was not easy. I have found everything and physically I feel very well. One more day and very happy!"

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