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IQUIQUE, Chile (AP) - Eleven-time winner Stephane Peterhansel won the ninth stage of the Dakar Rally, edging him closer to the overall lead in cars with four stages remaining.

The Frenchman finished 2 minutes, 17 seconds, ahead of Nasser Al-Attiyah of Qatar and 11:36 clear of overall leader Nani Roma of Spain.

The stage took riders across the Atacama desert from Calama to Iquique.