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Last Updated: Saturday, 11 June, 2005, 16:43 GMT 17:43 UK
Botero fires warning to Armstrong
Santiago Botero
South American Botero is hitting form at just the right time
Santiago Botero is emerging as a real threat to Lance Armstrong's bid for a seventh Tour de France title.

The Colombian won the penultimate stage of the Dauphine Libere on Saturday to move second in the race standings.

Phonak rider Botero, who also won the time trial on Wednesday, is now 59 seconds adrift of race leader Inigo Landaluze with just one stage left.

Armstrong, who finished seventh on Saturday. is fourth in the standings, 1:47 behind Euskaltel rider Landaluze.


Stage six results:
1. Santiago Botero (COL) 4hr 30min 54sec
2. David Moncoutie (FRA) +23secs
3. Francisco Mancebo (ESP) +53s
4. Christophe Moreau (FRA) +58s
5. Marzio Bruseghin (ITA) +2:27
6. Alexandre Vinokourov (KAZ) +2:50
7. Lance Armstrong (USA) +2:52
8. David Arroyo (ESP) same time
9. Jose Gomez-Marchante (ESP) s.t.
10. Levi Leipheimer (USA) s.t.

Overall standings:
1. Inigo Landaluze (ESP) 25hr 16min 36sec
2. Santiago Botero (COL) +49secs
3. Levi Leipheimer (USA) +1:16
4. Lance Armstrong (USA) +1:37
5. Alexandre Vinokourov (KAZ) +1:40
6. David Moncoutie (FRA) +2:32
7. Floyd Landis (USA) +3:13
8. Marzio Bruseghin (ITA) +3:58
9. Christophe Moreau (FRA) +4:01
10. Andrey Kashechkin (KAZ) +4:07



SEE ALSO
Vinokourov claims stage victory
09 Jun 05 |  Cycling
Botero leaves Armstrong gasping
08 Jun 05 |  Cycling


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