Defending champion France's Cyril Despres rides his KTM motorcycle during the 2011 Argentina-Chile Dakar Rally symbolic start in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011. The rally roared out ... more 
Defending champion France's Cyril Despres rides his KTM motorcycle during the 2011 Argentina-Chile Dakar Rally symbolic start in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011. The rally roared out of Buenos Aires with a ceremonial parade of hundreds of vehicles from its famed Obelisk on Saturday. The 16-day trek will take drivers 9,500 kilometers across northern Argentina, through the Andes, the Atacama Desert of Chile and back to the Argentine capital. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Eduardo Di Baia
Sun, Jan 2, 2011 5:46 PM EST