2005 in men's road cycling

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The 2005 season will be best remembered for Lance Armstrong's unparalleled seventh successive victory in the Tour de France, however it was also notable for other reasons. After months of wrangling between the UCI, teams, and organizers of the major tours, the ProTour finally became a reality.

Elite Men[edit]

January[edit]

Date Race Location Notes Winner Nationality
01/18 - 01/23 Tour Down Under Australia Hors Catégorie Luis León Sánchez ESP
01/28 - 02/06 Tour de Langkawi Malaysia Hors Catégorie Ryan Cox RSA
01/29 Doha International GP Qatar Robert Hunter RSA
01/31 - 02/04 Tour of Qatar Qatar Lars Michaelsen DEN

February[edit]

Date Race Location Notes Winner Nationality
02/01 GP d'Ouverture La Marseillaise France Nicki Sørensen DEN
02/02 Étoile de Bessèges France Freddy Bichot FRA
02/06 GP Costa degli Etruschi Italy Alessandro Petacchi ITA
02/06 Trofeo Mallorca Spain Óscar Freire ESP
02/07 Trofeo Alcudia Spain Óscar Freire ESP
02/08 Trofeo Soller Spain Alejandro Valverde ESP
02/09 Trofeo Manacor Spain Alejandro Valverde ESP
02/09 - 02/13 Tour Méditerranéen France Jens Voigt GER
02/10 Trofeo Calvia Spain Toni Colom ESP
02/10 - 02/13 GP Internacional Costa Azul Portugal Ruben Plaza ESP
02/13 - 02/17 Vuelta a Andalucía Spain Francisco Cabello Luque ESP
02/15 Trofeo Laigueglia Italy Kim Kirchen LUX
02/16 - 02/20 Volta ao Algarve Portugal Hugo Sabido POR
02/19 Tour du Haut Var France Philippe Gilbert BEL
02/19 Trofeo Luis Puig Spain Alessandro Petacchi ITA
02/20 Classic Haribo France Gorik Gardeyn BEL
02/22 - 02/26 Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana Spain Alessandro Petacchi ITA
02/26 GP Chiasso Switzerland Kim Kirchen LUX
02/26 Omloop "Het Volk" Belgium Hors Catégorie Nick Nuyens BEL
02/27 Clásica de Almería Spain Ivan Gutierrez ESP
02/27 GP di Lugano Switzerland Rik Verbrugghe BEL
02/27 Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne Belgium George Hincapie USA

March[edit]

Date Race Location Notes Winner Nationality
03/02 - 03/06 Vuelta a Murcia Spain Koldo Gil ESP
03/05 Milano–Torino Italy Hors Catégorie Fabio Sacchi ITA
03/06 - 03/13 Paris–Nice France ProTour Bobby Julich USA
03/07 Giro della Provincia di Lucca Italy Mario Cipollini ITA
03/09 - 03/15 Tirreno–Adriatico Italy ProTour Óscar Freire ESP
03/16 Nokere-Koerse Belgium Steven De Jongh NED
03/19 Milan – San Remo Italy ProTour Alessandro Petacchi ITA
03/20 Cholet-Pays De Loire France Pierrick Fédrigo FRA
03/20 GP Rudy Dhaenens Belgium Koen Barbé BEL
03/20 Stausee-Rundfahrt Klingnau Switzerland Danilo Napolitano ITA
03/21 - 03/25 Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme Spain Hors Catégorie Alberto Contador Velasco ESP
03/22 - 03/26 Settimana Ciclistica Internazionale Italy Franco Pellizotti ITA
03/23 Dwars door Vlaanderen Belgium Nico Eeckhout BEL
03/26 E3 Prijs Vlaanderen Belgium Hors Catégorie Tom Boonen BEL
03/26 - 03/27 Critérium International France Hors Catégorie Bobby Julich USA
03/27 Brabantse Pijl Belgium Óscar Freire ESP
03/28 Giro della Provincia Reggio-Calabria Italy Guillermo Ruben Bongiorno ARG
03/28 Rund um Köln Germany David Kopp GER
03/29 Paris–Camembert France Laurent Brochard FRA
03/29 - 03/31 Three Days of De Panne Belgium Hors Catégorie Stijn Devolder BEL

April[edit]

Date Race Location Notes Winner Nationality
04/01 Route Adélie de Vitré France Daniele Contrini ITA
04/02 GP Miguel Indurain Spain Javier Pascual-Rodriguez ESP
04/02 Hel van het Mergelland The Netherlands Nico Sijmens BEL
04/03 Tour of Flanders Belgium ProTour Tom Boonen BEL
04/03 GP de la Ville de Rennes France Ludovic Turpin FRA
04/04 Tour of the Basque Country Spain ProTour Danilo Di Luca ITA
04/05 - 04/08 Circuit Cycliste Sarthe - Pays de la Loire France Sylvain Chavanel FRA
04/06 Gent–Wevelgem Belgium ProTour Nico Mattan BEL
04/07 GP Cerami Belgium Kai Reus NED
04/09 Albert Achterhes Profronde van Drenthe The Netherlands Marcel Sieberg GER
04/10 Paris–Roubaix France ProTour Tom Boonen BEL
04/10 Klasika Primavera Spain David Etxebarria Alkorta ESP
04/13 Scheldeprijs Vlaanderen Belgium Hors Catégorie Thorwald Veneberg NED
04/13 - 04/17 Vuelta a Aragón Spain Ruben Plaza ESP
04/14 GP de Denain Porte du Hainaut France Jimmy Casper FRA
04/15 Veenendaal–Veenendaal The Netherlands Hors Catégorie Paul Van Schalen NED
04/16 Tour du Finistère France Simon Gerrans AUS
04/17 Amstel Gold Race The Netherlands ProTour Danilo Di Luca ITA
04/17 Giro d'Oro Italy Luca Mazzanti ITA
04/17 Tro-Bro Léon France Tristan Valentin FRA
04/19 - 04/22 Giro del Trentino Italy Julio Alberto Perez Cuapio MEX
04/19 - 04/24 Tour de Georgia USA Tom Danielson USA
04/20 La Flèche Wallonne Belgium ProTour Danilo Di Luca ITA
04/20 - 04/24 Internationale Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt Germany Stefan Schumacher GER
04/21 - 04/24 Vuelta Ciclista a la Rioja Spain Javier Pascual Rodriguez ESP
04/24 Liège–Bastogne–Liège Belgium ProTour Alexander Vinokourov KAZ
04/24 Berner-Rundfahrt - Tour de Berne Switzerland René Weissinger GER
04/24 Giro dell'Appennino Italy Gilberto Simoni ITA
04/24 Ronde van Noord-Holland The Netherlands Paul van Schalen NED
04/26 - 05/01 Tour de Romandie Switzerland ProTour Santiago Botero COL
04/27 - 04/30 Circuit de Lorraine Professionnels France Andris Nauduzs LAT
04/27 - 05/01 Vuelta a Castilla y León Spain Carlos García Quesada ESP
04/30 GP Herning Denmark Michael Blaudzun DEN
04/30 GP Industria & Artigianato - Larciano Italy Luca Mazzanti ITA

May[edit]

Date Race Location Notes Winner Nationality
05/01 CSC Classic Denmark Jacob Moe Rasmussen DEN
05/01 Giro di Toscana Italy Daniele Bennati ITA
05/01 Rund um den Henninger Turm Germany Hors Catégorie Erik Zabel GER
05/01 Trophée des Grimpeurs - Polymultipliée France Philippe Gilbert BEL
05/02 - 05/05 Internationale UNIQA Classic Austria Bram De Groot NED
05/04 - 05/08 4 Jours de Dunkerque France Hors Catégorie Pierrick Fedrigo FRA
05/07 - 05/29 Giro d'Italia Italy ProTour Paolo Savoldelli ITA
05/07 - 05/08 Clasica Internacional a Alcobendas Spain Pavel Tonkov RUS
05/11 - 05/15 Internationale Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt Germany Stefan Schumacher GER
05/13 - 05/15 Tour de Picardie France Janek Tombak EST
05/16 - 05/22 Volta a Catalunya Spain ProTour Yaroslav Popovych UKR
05/16 Grand Prix de Villers-Cotterêts - Trophée Skoda Automobiles France Bradley McGee AUS
05/22 Tour de Vendée France Jonas Ljungblad SWE
05/25 - 05/29 Bayern-Rundfahrt Germany Hors Catégorie Michael Rich GER
05/25 - 05/29 Tour de Belgique Belgium Tom Boonen BEL
05/25 - 05/29 Volta ao Alentejo Portugal Xabier Tondo ESP
05/27 Ühispanga Tartu GP Estonia Tomas Vaitkus LTU
05/28 EOS Tallinn GP Estonia Janek Tombak EST
05/29 GP Llodio Spain David Herrero ESP
05/31 Wachovia Invitational - Lancaster USA Greg Henderson NZL

June[edit]

Date Race Location Notes Winner Nationality
06/01 - 06/05 Euskal Bizikleta Spain Hors Catégorie Eladio Jimenez ESP
06/02 Wachovia Classic - Trenton USA Gordon Fraser CAN
06/02 - 06/05 Tour de Luxembourg Luxembourg Hors Catégorie Laszlo Bodrogi HUN
06/04 GP Schwarzwald Germany Fabian Wegmann GER
06/05 - 06/12 Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré France ProTour Inigo Landaluze Intxaurraga ESP
06/05 GP Kanton Aargau Switzerland Hors Catégorie Alexandre Moos SWI
06/05 Wachovia USPRO Championship USA Hors Catégorie Chris Wherry USA
06/09 - 06/12 Tour de Slovénie Slovenia Przemyslaw Niemiec POL
06/10 - 06/12 GP CTT Correios de Portugal Portugal Alexei Markov RUS
06/19 UCI ProTour Eindhoven Team Time Trial The Netherlands ProTour Gerolsteiner
06/15 Subida al Naranco Spain Rinaldo Nocentini ITA
06/15 - 06/18 Ster Elektrotoer The Netherlands Stefan Schumacher GER
06/16 - 06/19 Route du Sud France Sandy Casar FRA
06/17 - 06/21 Vuelta Ciclista Asturias Spain Adolfo García Quesada ESP
06/11 - 06/19 Tour de Suisse Switzerland ProTour Aitor Gonzalez Jimenez ESP
06/22 Brussel - Ingooigem - Omloop van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap Belgium Bert Roesems BEL
06/22 Noord Nederland Tour The Netherlands Stefan Van Dijk NED
06/29 - 07/03 Course de la Solidarité Olympique Poland Piotr Wadecki POL

July[edit]

Date Race Location Notes Winner Nationality
07/02 - 07/24 Tour de France France ProTour Lance Armstrong USA
07/03 Tour du Doubs France Philip Deignan IRL
07/03 Trofeo Matteotti Italy Ruggero Marzoli ITA
07/04 - 07/10 Wiesbauer Tour - Internationale Österreich-Rundfahrt Austria Juan Miguel Mercado ESP
07/06 - 07/10 Troféu Joaquim Agostinho GP Int de Ciclismo de Torres Vedras Portugal Guido Trentin ITA
07/16 - 07/24 Tour of Qinghai Lake China Hors Catégorie Martin Mares CZE
07/20 - 07/24 Sachsen-Tour International Germany Mathew Hayman AUS
07/22 - 07/24 Brixia Tour Italy Emanuele Sella ITA
07/25 Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia - Clasica de Ordizia Spain Carlos García Quesada ESP
07/25 - 07/29 Tour de la Région Wallonne Belgium Hors Catégorie Luca Celli ITA
07/26 - 07/30 Wyscig Dookola Mazowska Poland Piotr Zaradny POL
07/30 LUK Challenge Chrono Bühl Germany Time Trial Team CSC DEN
07/31 HEW Cyclassics Germany ProTour Filippo Pozzato ITA
07/31 Circuito de Getxo - Memorial Ricardo Otxoa Spain David Fernández Domingo ESP
07/31 Polynormande France Philippe Gilbert BEL

August[edit]

Date Race Location Notes Winner Nationality
08/02 - 08/04 Paris–Corrèze France Frédéric Finot FRA
08/03 - 08/10 Eneco Tour The Low Countries ProTour Bobby Julich USA
08/03 - 08/07 Post Danmark Rundt Denmark Hors Catégorie Ivan Basso ITA
08/04 GP Città' di Camaiore Italy Maxim Iglinskiy KAZ
08/05 - 08/15 Volta a Portugal Portugal Hors Catégorie Vladimir Efimkin RUS
08/06 Giro del Lazio Italy Hors Catégorie Filippo Pozzato ITA
08/07 Sparkassen Giro Bochum Germany Lubor Tesar CZE
08/07 - 08/10 Tour de l'Ain France Carl Naibo FRA
08/07 - 08/11 Vuelta a Burgos Spain Hors Catégorie Juan Carlos Domínguez ESP
08/09 2 Giorni Marchigiana - GP Fred Mengoni Italy Luca Mazzanti ITA
08/10 2 Giorni Marchigiana - Trofeo Città' di Castelfidardo Italy Murilo Fischer BRA
08/10 - 08/14 Regio-Tour Germany Nico Sijmens BEL
08/13 Clásica de San Sebastián Spain ProTour Constantino Zaballa Gutierrez ESP
08/13 TEAG Hainleite Germany Bert Grabsch GER
08/14 Memoriał Henryka Łasaka Poland Marek Maciejewski POL
08/14 Urkiola Igoera - Subida Urkiola Spain Joaquín Rodríguez Oliver ESP
08/15 - 08/23 Deutschland Tour Germany ProTour Levi Leipheimer USA
08/16 Tre Valli Varesine Italy Hors Catégorie Stefano Garzelli ITA
08/16 - 08/19 Tour du Limousin France Sébastien Joly FRA
08/17 Coppa Agostoni Italy Paolo Valoti ITA
08/18 Coppa Bernocchi Italy Danilo Napolitano ITA
08/20 Giro del Veneto Italy Hors Catégorie Eddy Mazzoleni ITA
08/20 Tour de Rijke The Netherlands Stefan Van Dijk NED
08/21 Châteauroux Classic de l'Indre Trophée Fenioux France Jimmy Casper FRA
08/21 Clasica Ciclista los Puertos Spain Xabier Zandio ESP
08/21 USPRO National Criterium Championships USA Tyler Farrar USA
08/23 GP Stad Zottegem Belgium Thomas Dekker NED
08/23 - 08/26 Tour du Poitou-Charentes France Sylvain Chavanel FRA
08/24 Druivenkoers - Overijse Belgium Leonardo Duque COL
08/24 GP Nobili Rubinetterie - Borgomanero Italy Damiano Cunego ITA
08/25 GP Industria e Commercio Artigianato Carnaghese Italy Simon Gerrans AUS
08/28 GP Ouest France - Plouay France ProTour George Hincapie USA
08/27 - 09/18 Vuelta a España Spain ProTour Denis Menchov RUS
08/30 Schaal Sels - Merksem Belgium Marcin Sapa POL
08/30 - 09/04 Tour of Britain United Kingdom Nick Nuyens BEL
08/31 - 09/04 Internationale Hessen-Rundfahrt Germany Cezary Zamana POL

September[edit]

Date Race Location Notes Winner Nationality
09/01 Trofeo Melinda Italy Damiano Cunego ITA
09/01 - 09/10 Tour de l'Avenir France Lars Bak DEN
09/03 Coppa Placci Italy Hors Catégorie Paolo Valoti ITA
09/04 Giro della Romagna Italy Danilo Napolitano ITA
09/04 GP Jef Scherens Leuven Belgium Joost Posthuma NED
09/04 Barclay's Global Investors Grand Prix USA Hors Catégorie Fabian Wegmann GER
09/07 Memorial Rik Van Steenbergen Belgium Jean-Patrick Nazon FRA
09/10 Paris–Brussels Belgium Hors Catégorie Robbie McEwen AUS
09/11 GP de Fourmies - La Voix du Nord France Hors Catégorie Robbie McEwen AUS
09/11 Rund um die Nürnberger Altstadt Germany Ronny Scholz GER
09/12 - 09/18 Tour de Pologne Poland ProTour Kim Kirchen LUX
09/14 GP de Wallonie Belgium Nick Nuyens BEL
09/16 Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen Belgium Sergey Lagutin UZB
09/17 Gran Premio Città di Misano – Adriatico Italy Guillermo Ruben Bongiorno ARG
09/18 GP d'Isbergues France Niko Eeckhout BEL
09/18 GP Industria & Commercio di Prato Italy Murilo Fischer BRA
09/22 World Time Trial Championship Spain Time Trial Michael Rogers AUS
09/24 Delta Profronde The Netherlands Bram De Groot NTH
09/25 World Road Race Championship Spain ProTour Tom Boonen BEL
09/27 Omloop van de Vlaamse Scheldeboorden Belgium Nico Eeckhout BEL
09/29 - 10/02 Circuit Franco-Belge Belgium Marco Zanotti ITA

October[edit]

Date Race Location Notes Winner Nationality
10/01 Memorial Cimurri Italy Murilo Fischer BRA
10/02 Züri-Metzgete Switzerland ProTour Paolo Bettini ITA
10/06 Coppa Sabatini Italy Alessandro Bertolini ITA
10/06 Paris–Bourges France Lars Ytting Bak DEN
10/08 Giro dell'Emilia Italy Hors Catégorie Gilberto Simoni ITA
10/09 Paris–Tours France ProTour Erik Zabel GER
10/09 GP Beghelli Italy Murilo Fischer BRA
10/11 Nationale Sluitingprijs - Putte-Kapellen Belgium Gert Steegmans BEL
10/13 Giro del Piemonte Italy Hors Catégorie Murilo Fischer BRA
10/15 Giro di Lombardia Italy ProTour Paolo Bettini ITA

November - December[edit]

No major races.


Final rankings[edit]

ProTour[edit]

Rank Rider Nationality Team Nationality Notes Points
1 Danilo Di Luca ITA Liquigas-Bianchi ITA 229
2 Tom Boonen BEL Quick Step BEL 171
3 Davide Rebellin ITA Gerolsteiner GER 151
4 Jan Ullrich GER T-Mobile GER 140
5 Lance Armstrong USA Discovery Channel USA 139

Continental Circuits[edit]

Circuit Winner Nationality Team Nationality Notes Points
Africa Tiaan Kannemeyer RSA Team Barloworld-Valsir GBR 163
America Edgardo Simon ARG Selle Italia COL 238
Asia Andrey Mizourov KAZ Capec KAZ 213
Europe Murilo Fischer BRA Naturini-Sapore Di Mare ITA 748
Oceania Robert McLachlan AUS MG XPower AUS 85

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Garbutt, Robert (ed.) (2005). Cycle Sport. London: IPC Country & Leisure Media. ISSN 0969-2576. 
  • Garbutt, Robert (ed.) (2005). Cycling Weekly. London: IPC Country & Leisure Media. ISSN 0011-4316. 
  • Whittle, Jeremy (ed.) (2005). Procycling. London: Cabal Communications. ISSN 1465-7198. 

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