Riding with a Dakar legend

Riding with a Dakar legend

Stephane Peterhansel has 11 Dakar wins to his name and this month he'll be gunning for his third straight success with Mini. DAVID EVANS joined the Frenchman - in the snow

Here's a question for you. Where do you think a straw bale comes into a team's Dakar preparation? Honestly, you'll never get it. In fact there's quite a lot about today that you wouldn't align with racing across the planet's hottest, driest spots.

Mini has selected a very fortunate few to come along and sit next to a Frenchman who is particularly handy at getting from A to B through the desert, be it on two wheels or four. But where am I meeting Stephane Peterhansel just days before he heads to the achingly hot desert plains? In the mountains.

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