Pedal power over horsepower as Tour de France hits Spa-Francorchamps (VIDEO)

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The Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps has established itself as one of the greatest and most fearsome circuits in world motorsport over the past 95 years, with its pronounced undulations and fast-flowing sections making it one of the ultimate challenges for racing drivers.

But the track played host to a very different kind of race on Monday as the Tour de France passed through as part of its third stage.

Riders started the day in Verviers, Belgium, around 30 km north of the track, and passed through en route to the finish in Longwy, France via Luxembourg.

Spa will host its next Formula 1 race at the end of August with the Belgian Grand Prix.

Dakar Rally video highlights from the concluding Stage 14

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EDITOR’S NOTE: NBCSN will air additional Dakar Rally highlights on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. ET and Monday at 7 p.m. ET.

The 40th Dakar Rally is now history.

Nearly 550 competitors began the early 5,600-mile long race 15 days ago and concluded Saturday.

As we’ve done throughout the Rally, here are some key video highlights from NBCSN’s coverage of the Rally:

TRUCKS

CARS

QUADS

 

MOTORCYCLES