|Santiago Botero of Colombia climbs the Joux-Plane pass to win the 6th stage of the Dauphine Libere cycling race (AP Photo)|
Botero finished the 155-km mountainous ride (from Albertville to Morzine-Avoriaz) in 4:30:54 hours. It was Botero's second stage win of the race - he also captured the 47-km time trial Wednesday.
French rider David Moncoutie of Cofidis was second, 0:23 seconds back with Spain's Francisco Mancebo third, 0:53 seconds behind the winner. Six-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong of the United States finished seventh, 2:52 minutes behind Botero.
Landaluze finished 13th, more than 4:00 minutes behind the winner. The Spanish rider leads Botero by 0:49 seconds in the overall standings. Levi Leipheimer of the United States is third with Lance Armstrong fourth.
Sunday's final stage covers 128-km to Sallanches with the riders having to overcome a saw-toothed course with several climbs in the final kilometers.
Some information for this report provided by AP.