UNDER THE HIGH PATRONAGE OF HIS MAJESTY KING MOHAMMED VI
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UNDER THE HIGH PATRONAGE OF HIS MAJESTY KING MOHAMMED VI
09 Leg 52022-03-28T19:30:36+02:00

LEG 5

OULAD DRISS – OULAD DRISS

LEG 5

OULAD DRISS – OULAD DRISS

IDEAL KM 105km

ESTIMATED TIME 10 h

After crossing the Oued Draa, the competitors will need to rely on top-notch technical navigation.

Features are low or shrouded in mist, hidden by the heat haze or erased by the wind. Because in this region, everyone knows that the wind very often shows up uninvited to spoil the party.

The Gazelles will also encounter a lot of sand: relatively flat, enjoyable expanses… but very short. The sand is very softand powdery, forming a multitude of small dunes and troughs one to two metres high, dotted with camel grass or tamarisk. Staying on course will be no easy task.

The Gazelles will have to use dead reckoning to know when to head north towards more hospitable terrain. This is no simple rest leg between two marathon legs; today’s performance will be crucial because, while the final results may not be decided, some top contenders are certain to have their hopes dashed on reaching the bivouac this evening. This leg will be remembered for its level of difficulty and technical challenge.

IDEAL KM 105km

ESTIMATED TIME 10 h

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Gazelles TV – Stage 5

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SUMMARY OF THE DAY

Fatigue sets in on leg 5, the Gazelles opt for different strategies

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