Stephane Peterhansel takes the lead in Dakar

In Dakar, Stephane Peterhansel won Monday’s 3rd stage in the car category and now has the overall...

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In <?xml:namespace prefix="st1" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"?><place w:st="on"><city w:st="on">Dakar, Stephane Peterhansel won Monday’s 3rd stage in the car category and now has the overall lead.

Carlos Sainz, six minutes off the pace, came in second and remains second overall.

Nasser Al-Attiyah, slipped from first to third.

South African Alfie Cox finished the stage in 6th place, moving up into 7th place in the standings.

Not a good day for Giniel De Villiers who came in, in 31st place and has slipped from 6th to 22nd place overall.

Cyril Despres has the overall lead in the motorbike category, winning the stage ahead of Helder Rodrigues and Paulo Goncalves.

David Casteu moved into second overall, a place ahead of Rodrigues.