It is now the turn of Nacho Cornejo to enjoy a stage win this year. The Chilean, who started in second position, has completed the marathon stage with a lead of a little more than one minute over Toby Price and, as a result, now boasts the same gap over his Australian rival in the general standings, making this a good day for the Honda rider!
The Husqvarna rider, who commenced the day in 4th position in the general standings, has suffered a nasty fall after 267 km of the special. The medical team have come to his aid and airlifted the rider, who had not lost consciousness, to the hospital in Tabuk for X-Rays.
Nacho Cornejo and Ricky Brabec have already reached the finishing line on the day’s special, but the stage winner will not be known until Toby Price or Kevin Benavides have finished.
Toby Price is still in the lead ahead of Nacho Cornejo with a little more than 100 km to go before the finishing line. Joan Barreda is only 49’’ behind his Australian rival. Kevin Benavides trails Price by 1’26’’ whilst Matthias Walkner and Sam Sunderland are both more than two minutes behind the current stage leader.