London — Spaniard Carlos Sainz took a big lead in the Dakar Rally on Wednesday after winning a 10th stage halted before the halfway point by strong winds and deteriorating conditions in the Saudi Arabian desert.

The Mini buggy driver, a two-times winner of the endurance event, had started only 24 sec clear of Toyota’s defending champion Nasser Al-Attiyah but extended his lead to 18 min 10 sec...

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