Dakar Rally: Peterhansel stars in the Peugeot show

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Dakar Rally: Peterhansel stars in the Peugeot show

The Peugeot armada took stage four of the Dakar Rally by storm on Wednesday enjoying a clean sweep of the podium.

Record breaking 11-times champion Stephane Peterhansel took the stage win.

The Frenchman was in fine fettle across the 429 kms of sandy and rocky terrain around Jujuy in Argentina.

Carlos Sainz produced a monster drive in the final sector of the stage to continue his resurgence and end the day second.

Overall race leader and nine times world rally champion Sebastien Loeb completed the top three in third 27 seconds off the pace.

Loeb leads fellow Frenchman Peterhansel by just five minutes overall.

In the motorcycle category, Portuguese Honda rider Paulo Gonçalves claimed the stage win and the overall race lead.

He was only named victor however after his team leader Joan Barreda was caught speeding and penalised for the second day running.

Barreda had produced a jaw dropping ride to cross the line first only to be docked five minutes and demoted to fourth.

He’s third overall just over three minutes off the pace.