Toby Price, following his runner-up position from Sunday‰Ûªs Prologue, set off 14th from the bivouac in the morning. Keeping to a good pace, the 2016 Dakar champion trailed the leaders by only a couple of minutes at the halfway stage. Unfortunately, after missing a checkpoint, Price lost some valuable minutes and eventually completed the stage in seventh position, just less than 16-minutes behind the leader.
"The first part of this morning went really well," Price said. "I was only two-and-a-half minutes down after the first loop and riding well. Halfway through Loop B there was supposed to be a waypoint at kilometre 68, but for me it was another kilometre or so down the track. When the waypoints don‰Ûªt click off properly like that it spoils your day and you end up losing time. Nevertheless, I am happy with my riding and the bike is running superbly so I‰Ûªll look forward to tomorrow now and hopefully a better day.‰Û