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Despres extends lead, cars brought to a halt

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Defending champion Cyril Despres extended his overall lead in the motorcycling category in the Dakar Rally after the 11th stage of the race on Wednesday. 

KTM's rider Cyril Despres of France competes during the Stage 11 of the Dakar 2013 between La Rioja and Fiambala, Argentina, on January 16, 2013. Despres extended his overall lead in the motorcycling category in the Dakar Rally after the 11th stage of the race on Wednesday.

However, while the 38-year-old Frenchman moved a step closer to a fifth Dakar title, his colleagues in the car category were once again frustrated by the elements as an overflowing river brought the majority of the drivers to a halt.

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