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Nani Roma of Spain wins third stage in Dakar and takes overall lead in cars

  • Mini driver Orlando Terranova of Argentina and co-pilot Paulo Fiuza of Portugal race during the second stage of the Dakar Rally between the cities of San Luis and San Rafael in San Rafael, Argentina, Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. The second stage is regarded as one of the fastest in the two-week rally, which ends Jan. 18 in Valparaiso, Chile.(AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

    Mini driver Orlando Terranova of Argentina and co-pilot Paulo Fiuza of Portugal race during the second stage of the Dakar Rally between the cities of San Luis and San Rafael in San Rafael, Argentina, Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. The second stage is regarded as one of the fastest in the two-week rally, which ends Jan. 18 in Valparaiso, Chile.(AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)  (The Associated Press)

  • Spectators camp on the dunes to watch the second stage of the Dakar Rally between the cities of San Luis and San Rafael in San Rafael, Argentina, Monday,  Jan. 6, 2014. This is the sixth consecutive year the race has been run in South America, and the first time Bolivia has been on the route. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

    Spectators camp on the dunes to watch the second stage of the Dakar Rally between the cities of San Luis and San Rafael in San Rafael, Argentina, Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. This is the sixth consecutive year the race has been run in South America, and the first time Bolivia has been on the route. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)  (The Associated Press)

  • The car of Javier Campillay of Chile and co-pilot Jose Ocampo of Argentina, left, drives by what remains of the Toyota of driver Bauyrzhan Issabayev and co-pilot Gabdulla Ashimov, both of Kazakhstan, during the second stage of the Dakar Rally between the cities of San Luis and San Rafael in San Rafael, Argentina,  Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Jean-Paul Pleissier, Pool)

    The car of Javier Campillay of Chile and co-pilot Jose Ocampo of Argentina, left, drives by what remains of the Toyota of driver Bauyrzhan Issabayev and co-pilot Gabdulla Ashimov, both of Kazakhstan, during the second stage of the Dakar Rally between the cities of San Luis and San Rafael in San Rafael, Argentina, Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Jean-Paul Pleissier, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

Nani Roma of Spain won Tuesday's third stage of the Dakar Rally, which also pulled him into the overall lead in the car division.

Roma, driving a Mini, finished 1:07 ahead of Krzysztof Holowczyc of Poland and 3:19 in front of Leeroy Poulter of South Africa. Roma leads the overall car standings by 9:06 over Orlando Terranova of Argentina and is 10 minutes ahead of Nasser Al-Attiyah of Qatar.

Eleven-time champion Stephane Peterhansel slipped to fifth in the overall standings, 24:08 behind the leader.

In bikes, Joan Barreda Bort of Spain took the overall lead with a victory in the third stage. Barreda Bort was 4:41 head of Cyril Despres of France and 6:56 in front of Marc Coma of Spain.

Barreda Bort leads Despres by 13:04 in the overall.