Peterhansel takes Dakar lead after tending to stricken rider

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Peugeot's Stephane Peterhansel took back the overall Dakar Rally lead from team mate Sebastien Loeb on Thursday after regaining time lost in tending to stricken Slovenian bike rider Simon Marcic when they collided on the 10th stage in Argentina.

Marcic broke a leg in the collision along a riverbed during the 10th stage from Chilecito to San Juan, the longest of the rally after a landslide forced cancellation of Wednesday's section.

In the motorcycle category, Britain's Sam Sunderland has a half hour advantage over Austrian Matthias Walkner with Spaniard Joan Barreda taking his third stage win of this year's competition.

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