Date: Feb 06, 2015
Route: Nouakchott - St.Louis
Country: Mauritania - Senegal Character: day off
Stage 12 headed south towards the tropics and the savannah. There was no competition today, we were just crossing border to Senegal.
Along the way it skirted through Diawling National Park offering a rare opportunity to catch a glimpse of warthogs, monkeys and an abundant variety of birds. The areas riches were once more displayed in the bucolic Zebrabar that abuts Langue de Barbarie National Park home to over 220 species of birds. The stage is set for a dramatic final day of competition as the time differentials at the top of the standings are minimal. Tomorrow’s stage once more visits the Lompoul desert, a relatively small, but unpredictable dune field, before the final 175 km sprint on the beach and a finish line at Lac Rose.