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Overall Winners:

1 .- Marta Hidalgo and Hermes - 19h-01'-20''
2 .- Jesus Ruiz and Durango - 19h-28'-56
3 .- Carlos Otaolaurruchi Barbadillo and Caracol - 21h-05'-42'


STORIES:
Everything in El Rocio points to the start of VI Raid Kaliber-Andalucia
First Stage: El Rocio to Sevilla - Gabriel Gamiz || Marta Hidalgo wins first stage of Kaliber Raid VI-Andalusia with Hermes ||
Ride Through Sevilla during VI Kaliber-Andalucia|| Jesus Ruiz wins second stage and overall lead
Chronicle of the Second Stage of VI Kaliber Andalucia
Marta Higalgo wins Third Stage || Stage 3: Carmona-Ecija - Gabriel Gamiz
Stage 4: Ecija - Cordoba || Chronicle of Fourth Stage - Gabriel Gamiz
Rest Day in Cordoba - Gabriel Gamiz
Marta Hidalgo and Hermes win Stage 5 and regain overall lead
Chronicle of Fifth Stage - Gabriel Gamiz
Chronicle of Sixth Stage - Gabriel Gamiz
Marta Hidalgo and Hermes Win!

RESULTS: Stage 1 || Stage 2 || Stage 3 || Stage 4 || Stage 5 || Stage 6 and Final



Photo Galleries


Stage 1: El Rocio-Sevilla
by Gabriel Gamiz

Stage 1: El Rocio-Sevilla
Various Photographers

Stage 1: El Rocio-Sevilla
by Kristian Feneux

Stage 2: Dos Hermanas-Carmona
by Gabriel Gamiz

Stage 2: Dos Hermanas-Carmona
by Kristian Feneux

Stage 3: Carmona-Ecija
by Gabriel Gamiz

Stage 3: Carmona-Ecija
by Kristian Feneux

Stage 4: Ecija-Cordoba
by Gabriel Gamiz

Stage 4: Ecija-Cordoba
by Kristian Feneux

Stage 5: Villafranca de Cordoba - Cardena
by Kristian Feneux

Stage 5: Villafranca de Cordoba - Cardena
by Gabriel Gamiz

Stage 6: Cardena - Virgen de la Cabeza
by Gabriel Gamiz

Stage 6: Cardena - Virgen de la Cabeza
by Kristian Feneux

Videos

VI Kaliber-Andalucia: Preview || Stage 1: El Rocio-Sevilla || Urban Stage: Sevilla
Stage 2: Dos Hermanas-Carmona || Stage 3: Carmona-Ecija || Stage 4: Ecija-Cordoba
Rest Day: Cordoba || Stage 5: Villafrance de Cordoba-Cardena
Final Stage 6: Cardena-Virgen de la Cabeza


Everything in El Rocío points to the start of VI Raid Kaliber-Andalucía

El Rocío, 1 April.

The equestrian endurance test world's most demanding Saturday morning begins with the stage of El Rocío-Sevilla 52.2 km

The 37 participating riders already on the Dew ready for the start of Kaliber Raid VI-Andalusia, known as the Dakar horses

Today final preparations for the start of Kaliber Raid VI-Andalucía which will kick off tomorrow, Saturday April 2 to stage El Rocío-Sevilla. Be over 50 km of travel in which the riders will test the speed, endurance and dosing the horse horse to finish the race in good condition. Saturday morning's stage will start from the Ermita del Rocio and end at the Club Zahurín Tomares. Veterinary supervision and technical stop halfway to take place in Villamanrique.

And is that a year hosts the Raid Kaliber Andalusia-Andalusia this year welcomes the sixth edition 2011. This year divided into 6 stages and 500 kilometers, this test driven in 2006 by the Andalusian singer José Manuel Soto - passionate sportsman and horse world - has become a sports-tourism event of the first magnitude. Kaliber-Andalucía Raid resistance test is more demanding horses and horse racing longest and toughest in the world.

Kaliber-Andalucía Raid congregate each year to national and international riders not only participate in a unique sporting event, but, in turn, discover the beauty of Andalusia and its people. It's more than a competition, as it not only offers a sporting challenge against the clock but is discovered, trot, nature and culture of Andalusia.

Joan Cano, Palamos (Girona), is one of the riders who will play this year's Raid. It is his second and last year had to leave mid-career, so this year's experience will help: "The goal this year is finished. Last year I was wrong. The mare I asked a lot, and I did not know where to dose. That bill passed us. " Cano says he is very excited and willing to learn from the experience of last year: "Facing the race this year with great calmness. I want to go see how it develops the Raid. Tomorrow's stage will see how the horse reacts. " He adds, "It is a pleasure to be here another year. I have been reunited with colleagues, friends, family atmosphere and camaraderie. A luxury. "

Another rider participating in this VI Raid is Sandra de Soto, Seville. Sandra has competed in other Raids but this will be their first participation in the Raid Kaliber-Andalusia. "I'm very excited. It is a dream to participate in an event of this nature by experience itself, for coexistence and the physical effort required. " Sandra Soto is Director of the Foundation for the Development of Equestrian Therapies and faces the Raid with two aims "to unite the sports world with the world equestrian therapeutic riding."

The racetrack is developed through many different routes, where horse and rider show their complicity face different types of soil with natural obstacles that complicate the path. The Raid runs through Andalusia protected enclaves of surpassing beauty. Each stage of the Raid-Andalucía Kaliber usually consists of 60 km, existing veterinary controls to check the pulse of the horse at the end of each. In this control the clock is ticking until the horse is not below 65 beats. At night, horses and riders, hard day's rest to recover to face with the dawn a new era.

The route of the Raid VI-Andalucía Kaliber will begin tomorrow April 2 and end in seven days Rocío then Andújar (Jaén). The Raid VI-Andalucía Kaliber will kick pictorial touring places like the National Park of Doñana Natural Park of Sierra de Cardena y Montoro Natural Park and the Sierra de Andújar through New Place. A magical race between the undergoing Rocío Sevilla and Cordoba, Carmona, Ecija, Cordoba and ending at the Virgen de la Cabeza (Jaén).

2 to 9 April all equestrians have an appointment in Andalusia-Andalusia Kaliber Raid VI. This competition attracts both participants and spectators and allowing them to discover wild landscapes in all its glory, as spring begins to bloom Andalusian fields. The world's most beautiful race, noted for its hardness, its magic and beauty. The fact go and enjoy the scenery makes it worthwhile participation. This year's novelty is the urban trail that will take place on Sunday 3rd April in Seville. 14 miles on horseback through the city of Seville will welcome riders Raid. In addition to the race participants have joined this stage display to the world of horse enthusiasts, reaching a total of 150 entries.