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TOBY PRICE CONTINUING TO PUSH DESPITE WRIST INJURY

Australia’s Toby Price has admitted he’ll have to push through the pain barrier during this year’s Dakar rally, as he continues to contend with a wrist injury he suffered last month. The 2016 champion completed stage one in sixth position, just over three minutes off the lead pace. Speaking before he set off, Price knew the 2019 event was going to be unique.

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PRICE WINS STAGE 11 AT THE DAKAR RALLY

The Hunter’s Toby Price is back on track at the Dakar Rally, winning Stage 11 in Argentina. The Australian admits he rode conservatively during week one, but it’s time to be aggressive. “Yeah kind of had to push a little bit today and claw a little bit back, it’s cool to get a stage win which I hadn’t done this year so far.” Price is third overall, 39 minutes off the lead.

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TOBY PRICE SIXTH OVERALL AT DAKAR RALLY

A mixed day for the Hunter’s Toby Price on stage four of the Dakar rally. Following a group start on the beach in Peru, Price lost ground on the bike division leaders in the 100-kilometre stretch through the dunes. But when his five minute penalty from stage three was rescinded by officials, he moved up to sixth overall. The man everyone was chasing, defending champion Sam Sunderland, crashed out… and needed to be evacuated by helicopter because of a back injury.

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MIXED DAY FOR TOBY PRICE AT DAKAR RALLY

A missed opportunity for the Hunter’s Toby Price at the Dakar rally. He finished the latest stage in third, before being handed a five-minute penalty, relegating him to 11th. Price is now ninth overall, 13 minutes off the leader, Englishman Sam Sunderland. It was a day of drama – Catalonian driver Nani Roma suffered head injuries in a nasty rollover.

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DAKAR DREAM SHATTERED FOR PRICE

Toby Price’s Dakar Rally title defence is over, after the Hunter-bred rider broke his leg in a nasty crash during stage four. Price was reportedly leading towards the end of the 521-kilometer event, when the accident happened. Thankfully, another rider stopped to help – he was then airlifted to hospital. Last year the 29-year-old became the first Aussie to ever win the coveted title.

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PRICE OFF TO FLYING START IN DAKAR RALLY

It only took one day, but the Hunter’s Toby Price has stamped his authority on the Dakar rally. After starting the 800-kilometre stage two 85 seconds behind, he now leads by almost three minutes. An incredible ride, in gruelling 40-degree plus conditions. Price was also forced to contend with a number of animals out on the track.

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