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Arrival, supporters… but a vanished dream

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On the podium. Standing on the dead bike! The bike broke totally only a few kilometers from finish… it had to be towed to the finish arena and pushed up on the podium.




Race Director Etienne Lavigne:
“Merde! Une moto morte! Holy shit! A dead bike!!!”


“… uuuhm, hmmm… whisper, whisper… “

VIDEOS:
Short interview after finish (new window)
Annie on the podium – with dead bike (new window)

Iréne Crona from the swedish embassy meeting up with flowers!
The arrival was more spectacular than glorious … but isn’t that a halo shining around a saint’s head 😉

Lots of supportive fans surrounding – greeting, comforting, asking for autographs, giving small presents.

But no prize – the dream of winning the Ladies class turned into dust, literally, and sank deep in the mud.

A fan, Oviedo, gave me a nice “prize”: the Argentinian flag and a photo from the rally start. 😀

SVENSKA
På podiet. Stående på en död motorcykel. Hojen brakade ihop totalt bara några kilometer från mål … och måste bogseras till avslutningen på arenan, och knuffas upp på podiet. I videon syns lite.

Iréne Crona från svenska ambassaden mötte upp med blommor!
Ankomsten var mer spektakulär än lysande … men är det inte en helgongloria som lyser kring huvudet?

Mängder av stöttande fans samlades runt om – hälsade, tröstade, bad om autografer, gav små presenter.
Men  det blev inget pris – drömmen att vinna Damklassen förvandlades till stoft, bokstavligen, och sjönk djupt i lera.
En beundrare, Oviedo, gav mig ett fint “pris”: argentinska flaggan och ett foto från rallyts sart.

Invitation to Official Press Event, 7 Dec

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Invitation for Press and Media:

Together with Eurosport I will arrange the yearly Dakar Press event on Dec 7th.
Program 15.00-17.00:
I will present my challenge for Dakar 2011. Also my winners bike from Dakar 2010 will be on display. Eurosport presents their broadcasting during Dakar, and their daily web-coverage.

For any media interested in coming, please contact me or my press officer Marie Hessel (thedakarrally@gmail.com) for info about where and when.

Invitation to Sponsors, Friends and Supporters:

In the evening we will throw my traditional “Dakar Hang-Out” mingle in a restaurant in Stockholm City, soon to be revealed.