“There will be a lot who will lose time”, De Rooy expected at the end of the stage, 439 kilometers from Chami to Amodjar, which is located near Atar. The most difficult strip of dunes was about 40 kilometers long. “They were very difficult dunes. It has been a long time since I have experienced such heavy dunes. They were not big, but they were super soft. It was tough to get through. We have stopped ten times to bring the tire pressure down, so that we could get going again.”
In all likelihood, tomorrow’s stage will cause even more shifts. In the ninth stage, 100 kilometers of dunes are on the menu in the Chinguetti area.
Source Team De Rooy official press release