Dakar - Trucks: Nikolaev falls behind De Rooy

Eduard Nikolaev lost ground on Gerard De Rooy on stage six of the Dakar Rally as the Dutchman won again.

De Rooy enjoyed a fast second half of the 455km stage between Arica and Calama to finish it in a time of four hours, 19 minutes and two seconds, 34 seconds quicker than Andrey Karginov with Pieter Versluis only one further second back.

Nikolaev finished 13:07 behind De Rooy, who is now 18:40 clear overall.

Ayrat Mardeev is 30 minutes off the pace in third after finishing 10th on the stage.