Dakar 2020, Day Three: Adrien Van Beveren Out

Beveren withdraws from the rally

Stage three of the 2020 Dakar is underway. So far the competitors are close in the timesheets. A couple of minutes sets apart the big names in the overall standings. Sam Sunderland, Pablo Quintanilla, Kevin Benavides and Matthias Walker are all fighting for the victory. The others are fighting to catch up the lost time. Adrien Van Beveren found out today how tough the Dakar is.

Day three of the 2020 Dakar runs through various canyons and mountains. The challenge is the road that is all covered in sand for today. Just a couple of kilometres in the stage, bad luck struck the Yamaha Factory Team.
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Adrien Van Beveren suffered a severe fall just three kilometres in stage three. Fortunately, the crash did not make the rider lose consciousness. He was attended by the medical team and was transported by helicopter to the bivouac in Neom. 
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The rider was 13th in the overall standings, 13m01s behind the leader Sunderland. It seems that the number 13 was bad luck for the rider in this year’s Dakar Rally. We hope that everything is alright for Beveren.

Update: The rider was examined and the results are a collar bone fracture and bruised hip. He was taken to the King Khalid hospital in Tabuk to receive medical care and further medical examinations.

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