Stage Fourteen – The End

The final day of  Dakar 2013 delivers Simon safely to the finish to collect his 7th Finishers Medal. 

Stage fourteen was set to be nothing more than a formality as the race is all but done.   And so it proved for the majority of racers including Simon Pavey.  The special stage was short and in two stages providing great spectator viewing close to Santiago, but for most the real racing was already done.

With the end in now firmly in sight and the bike continuing to perform faultlessly now was not the time for heroics and Simon eased into the finish coming in 58th on the stage and maintaining his excellent 59th position overall.

 

Simon Pavey – “At first we thought it was going to be a really long day today, with 400km of special.  However the special was split into two sections and about 130km of racing time.   I kept focussed right to the end.  The last day is not a time for heroics, but it is also not a time to relax.  This is the Dakar and there can always be surprises in store.   In the end the day all went to plan and I am delighted to be here in Santiago

I want to take this chance to thank all the team that helped get me here.  Our Team Sponsors from Delta Kunststoffe and Husqvarna UK and every-one else who has supported the team and got us to the podium in Santiago.  Special thanks obviously to the team here on the ground who have experienced Dakar 2013 with me; Evan Davies, Paul Green and of course Don Hatton my co-rider.   And thanks to all the fans on Facebook and Twitter; your support makes a real difference”

 

There will be a full post Dakar interview with Simon coming in the near future.     For one last time for 2013 here are the results….

 

Stage Results.

Simon Pavey – 58th – 02:01:20

Overall Results.

Simon Pavey – 59th – 54:21:51

 

11 Responses to Stage Fourteen – The End

  1. Fantastic result for you and the team and comming home in one piece with a bike that also performed great – again, job well done !!!

  2. Simon, your a star man, not been able to watch the Dakar on tv this year, but been keeping up with your progress through the web page here, first class. Great effort, and enjoy the well deserved brake.
    Cheers

  3. Simon, it’s an honour to know you. What an absolutely amazing achievement and so well deserved. You’re a top bloke Simon, and we are thrilled for you. Well done!! All the very best, Shirley & Andy xx

  4. Brilliant to see you at the finish again Simon what a event and result. Well done to you and your team. Ali Allan

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