Former champion Sunderland crashes out of Dakar Rally


Dakar Rally - 2019 Peru rally - 41th Dakar Edition - January 5, 2019 - Red Bull KTM Factory team rider Sam Sunderland takes part in a news conference at the Dakar Village in Lima, Peru REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

(Reuters) - Britain's 2017 Dakar Rally motorcycle winner Sam Sunderland crashed out of the event in Saudi Arabia on Thursday in a fifth stage won by Australia's defending champion and KTM team mate Toby Price.

The Dubai-based 30-year-old injured his back and left shoulder in the fall after 187km of the 564km stage from Al Ula to Ha'il, organisers said.

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