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Defending champion Ogier wins Monte Carlo rally

MONACO (AP) — Defending world rally champion Sebastien Ogier of France began his title defense with a victory at the season-opening Monte Carlo rally Sunday, finishing ahead of Finland’s Jari-Matti Latvala and Andreas Mikkelsen of Norway as Volkswagen swept the podium places.

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Ogier leads after day 2 of Monte Carlo rally; Loeb hits rock

2014 World champion Sebastien Ogier of France, second from right, and his co driver Julien Ingrassia of France, pose with former World champion seven times, Sebastien Loeb of France, second from left, and his co driver Daniel Elena of Monaco, during the official WRC drivers’ photo before the start of the 83rd Rally of Monte Carlo, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in Monaco. The Rally of Monte Carlo is the first event of the 2015 FIA World Rally Championship calendar. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

MONACO (AP) — World rally champion Sebastien Ogier of France holds a commanding lead after day two of the season-opening Monte Carlo rally, while nine-time champion Sebastien Loeb’s hopes of upstaging his countryman ended when his Citroen hit a rock on Friday’s last stage.

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