Africa Eco Race heads into Mauritania

MONDAY 5TH OF JANUARY STAGE # 6: DAKHLA / CHAMI: 621 km LIAISON: DAKHLA / BOULANOUAR: 437 km STAGE: BOULANOUAR / CHAMI: 174 km LIAISON: CHAMI / BIVOUAC: 10 km

WEATHER RULES IN MAURITANIA !

Set close to Dakhla the Atlantic Ocean shore, the comfortable bivouac and a nice spring weather on Sunday gave the opportunity for the participants of the 2015 Africa Eco Race to charge their batteries before the Mauritanian week.

After one last night Under the beautiful Moroccan starry sky, the first bike left at 5 :30 for the 370km long liaison towards the Mauritanian Border.

After the very long customs checks to get into the Islamic Republic, the formalities have been reinforced as well as the identification process, the participants didn’t take the start of Monday's stage due to bad weather conditions.

After a stop in Nouadibou in order to stamp the visas of all the staff and material, the three helicopters ; race direction, médical and télévision – were not authorized to take off because of very bad visibility caused by a sand Storm in Northern Mauritania.

Therefore, the stage had to be cancelled as security is THE priority of the race. The participants joined the bivouac in Chami, set in the middle of the beautiful dunes, waiting for the next stage in the beautiful landscape of Mauritania.

Today's 433km long stage between Chami and Azougui will immerse the participants in pure action.