It is not the first time that the Dakar route has undergone last minute changes and the 2023 edition is no exception. According to the race's official Twitter account, the rain that has been falling in recent days has prevented normal work on the Al Duwadimi bivouac which, in turn, would host the end of the sixth stage, the entire seventh stage and the start of the eighth stage. stage.
Then, the sports program for stages six and seven will have to be changed by the organization. With regard to the sixth stage, taking place on the 6th of january, no changes will be made regarding the start of the same. However, the originally scheduled distance will be reduced by around 100 kilometres. Then, the riders will have to make a connection of 300 kilometers to the bivouac in Riyadh.
On the 7th of january, for the seventh stage, the riders will complete the timed section that was initially planned for stage 8 (Al Duwadimi - Riyadh). At the end of the Special, weather conditions permitting, you will travel to the bivouac in Al Duwadimi.
The day after, 8, the organization will carry out the necessary procedures depending on how the weather evolves.
Stay with the original route: