Holowczyc wins 5th stage of Dakar Rally

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FIAMBALA, Argentina (AP) -- Krzysztof Holowczyc of Poland won the fifth stage of the Dakar Rally on Thursday, taking second place in the overall standings in the car category behind Stephane Peterhansel of France.

In motorcycling, Cyril Despres of France won the stage and maintained his overall lead ahead of defending champion Marc Coma of Spain.

The fifth stage marked the last full day in Argentina. The race moves to Chile and then the finish in Lima, Peru, on Jan. 15.