Dakar 2014 will start from Rosario

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“For its 6th edition in South America, the Dakar is continuing its exploration of the Argentinean and Chileans regions, by organising a visit to Bolivia. The 2014 route has been marked out between Rosario in Argentina and Valparaiso in Chile, with the aim of testing the endurance qualities of the Dakar’s drivers and teams.”

Thanks to an international media coverage, with over 70 broadcasters reaching an potential of 1 billion viewers and over 250 journalists from 127 countries, the start of the Dakar will really put Rosario on the map.

Dakar 2014 in Rosario

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For many, it will be the first time they visit Rosario in Argentina and maybe even hear about the city.

However, this is not going to be the first time that Rosario will be mentioned at an international level.

If I say, “the Che”, many of you will know that I am referring to Ernesto “Che” Guevara and you most certainly also heard of Leo Messi, well, both of them were born in Rosario, Argentina.

Also in the sport field, Rosario is also the birthplace of the current Manager of  the FC Barcelona, Gerardo Martino, once saw Maradona playing for one of its football teams, Newel’s Old Boys and finally it is the place where the “Leonas” Argentina women’s national field hockey team won the Women Hockey World Cup in 2010.

The Dakar 2014 starting in Rosario, Argentina on 5th January and finishing in Valparaiso, Chile on 18th January will be one the major sporting event ever seen in Rosario.

Do not hesitate to get in touch if you need specific information about Rosario or any help with organising your stay in Rosario.

This post is also available in: French

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