De Villiers leads Dakar Rally after sixth stage
Jan 5, 2006, 19:09 GMT
Zouerat, Mauritania - Giniel de Villiers took the overall lead in the Dakar Rally following Thursday's sixth stage over 444 kilometres from Tantan to Zouerat.
The South African finished third on the day behind stage winner Thierry Magnaldi, who won in 3 hours 22 minutes and 54 seconds, and another Frenchman Jean-Louis Schlesser.
Volkswagens occupy the top three places with de Villiers leading teammate Carlos Sainz of Spain by 22 seconds with Germany's Jutta Kleinschmidt third, a further 12 seconds adrift.
© 2006 dpa - Deutsche Presse-Agentur
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