Arcarons Wins Stage

Paul Carruthers | January 13, 2001

KTM’s Jordi Arcarons won today’s 405-mile stage of the Paris-Dakar Rally, topping overall leader Fabrizio Meoni by 57 seconds in the stage that included a 359-mile special test.

Meoni and his KTM, meanwhile, continue to lead the overall standings, with the Italian now 20 minutes and 16 seconds ahead of Arcarons.

Carlo de Gavardo, another KTM-mounted rider, remains third overall after finishing third in today’s stage.

American Jimmy Lewis ended today’s stage in eighth place and holds down sixth overall, two hours, 36 minutes and 28 seconds behind Meoni. Honda’s Johnny Campbell, meanwhile, was 11th in today’s stage and sits eighth in the overall standings.

Paul Carruthers | Editor

Paul Carruthers took over as the editor of Cycle News in 1993 after serving as associate editor since starting his career at the publication in 1985. Carruthers has covered every facet of the sport in his near-28-year tenure at America's Daily Motorcycle News Source.