Race of my Life: Stephane Peterhansel

Race of my Life: Stephane Peterhansel

Stephane Peterhansel's dominant 2013 triumph took his Dakar Rally win tally to an incredible 11. But as he told Sam Tremayne, it's some of his earliest enduro exploits that stand out most

The numbers say it all: twice a World Enduro champion, 11 times a Dakar Rally winner, and 62 times a stage winner. Stephane Peterhansel is no stranger to success.

Nor is he unaccustomed to breaking new ground. After winning the Dakar on two wheels for the first time in 1991, he went on to add a further five bike crowns before switching to four wheels and, in 2004, becoming only the second competitor in the event's history to triumph in both categories.

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