Pal Anders Ullevalseter has claimed victory in the Africa Eco Race 2016.
Retracing the original footsteps of Thierry Sabine, the Africa Eco Race starts in Monaco France and ends at Lac Rose in Senegal, the original home of Dakar.
The Norwegian fought off the competition to secure a commanding margin of victory. Master of the dunes, he finished over six hours clear of his rivals.
Britain’s Andrew Newland was runner-up
The fight was on for the last place of the podium, Stéphane Hamard versus Dmitry Agoshkov, fought in a duel all the way to the end, where the Russian won but the French, only 1’59’’ behind, with his very strong time manages stay in third place with a small gap of only three minutes.
He also won the Trunk Bikes category, reserved for the 100% amateur riders whose only assistance is the organisation truck who is transporting their trunk.
Italy’s Stefano Chiussi rounded out the top five.
In the Women’s class, victory goes Anastasiya Nifontova, who also manages to finish this Monaco – Dakar run in 11th position overall.
Photos: Alain Rossignol / Jorge Cunha / Africa Eco Race