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Spaniard Sainz wins fourth stage at Dakar Rally

2009-01-07 00:48:05 GMT2009-01-07 08:48:05 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Volkswagen Motorsport driver Carlos Sainz of Spain attends a news conference for the Central Europe Rally (CER), a part of the Dakar Series, in Budapest April 18, 2008.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Spain's Carlos Sainz and co-driver Michel Perin compete in their Volkswagen during the second stage of the South American edition of the Dakar 2009 between Santa Rosa and Puerto Madryn, January 4, 2009.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

BUENOS AIRES, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- Spaniard Carlos Sainz edged Qatari driver Nasser Al-Attiyah by six seconds to win the fourth stage of the Dakar Rally car division on Tuesday.

The Spaniard extended his lead over rival Al-Attiyah to 3 minutes 46 seconds on the overall standings.

France's 2006 champion Luc Alphand, who lost a lot of time on Monday, was third in the stage over two minutes behind.

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