Day 1 Results & Headlines
Stage 1 – 34km
- Defending champion Rachid El Morabity leads by only a few seconds after stage 1 from fellow Moroccans Moudouji & El Mouaziz.
- Russia’s Natalia Sedyhk takes an early lead after stage 1 and 34km to lead the women’s race from MDS newcomer Nathalie Mauclair. Defending Champion Elisabet Barnes is in third place 40 minutes off the lead.
- Top Brits – David Helland is top Brit in 20th place overall followed by Alastair King in 22nd place. Top female Brit is Maree Jesson in 78th place overall 04:51:31.
|1||Rachid El Morabity||03:10:29|
|2||Hammou Ou Mohammed Moudouji||03:10:45|
|3||Abdelkader El Mouaziz||03:11:04|
|4||Jose Manuel Martinez||03:20:30|
Sondre Amdahl – 9th, Jason Schlarb 15th, Marco Olmo 19th.
|1||David Hellard (20th overall)||03:50:43|
|2||Alastair King (22nd overall)||03:53:19|
|3||Peter Cromie (27th overall)||03:56:16|
|4||Kristian Morgan (29th overall)||04:00:29|
|5||Michael Smith (35th overall)||04:12:53|