Dakar: Neveu VS AuriolInternet videos | Honda | Dakar | Duel | Neveu | Auriol | Cagiva
Waiting for the 40th edition of the world's most famous rally to start, let's review one of the most ferocious and tragic duels that have dotted the Dakar. We are in 1987 and Cyril Neveu, the first winner of the Dakar in the motorcycle category in the year of the debut (1979) as well as triumphing in '86, drives a Honda. To counter the French Cagiva line up for the third consecutive year Hubert Auriol. The two riders will battle every day, at every stage, on the 200-kilometer-hour strand with the wheels of their respective motorcycles that almost float on the golden sand of the African desert. In the penultimate stage Auriol is in the lead until he decides to take a shortcut that will prove fatal. During the digression, in fact, both ankles will be broken after having slammed them against the roots that protruded from the ground and of which he had not noticed. Aided by some competitors will climb on his Cagiva to conclude the 20 kilometers that separated him from the end of the stage, but can not continue and will have to give the victory to rival Neveu riding the Honda.