2005 Tour of the Basque Country

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2005 Tour of the Basque Country
Race details
Dates4–8 April 2005
Stages5
Distance743.3[1] km (461.9 mi)
Winning time18h 13' 53"
Results
  Winner  Danilo Di Luca (ITA) (Liquigas–Bianchi)
  Second  Davide Rebellin (ITA) (Gerolsteiner)
  Third  Alberto Contador (ESP) (Liberty Seguros–Würth)
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The 2005 Tour of the Basque Country was the 45th edition of the Tour of the Basque Country cycle race and was held from 4 April to 8 April 2005.[2] The race started in Zarautz and finished with an individual time trial in Oñati. The race was won by Danilo Di Luca of the Liquigas–Bianchi team.

Stages[edit]

Stage 1[edit]

4 April 2005 - Zarautz, 133 km (83 mi)

Cyclist Team Time
1  Danilo Di Luca (ITA) Liquigas–Bianchi 3h 10' 51"
2  Miguel Ángel Martín Perdiguero (ESP) Phonak s.t.
3  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Illes Balears–Caisse d'Epargne s.t.

Stage 2[edit]

5 April 2005 - Zarautz to Trapagaran, 166 km (103 mi)

Cyclist Team Time
1  David Moncoutié (FRA) Cofidis 3h 52' 56"
2  Aitor Osa (ESP) Illes Balears–Caisse d'Epargne + 1"
3  Davide Rebellin (ITA) Gerolsteiner + 3"

Stage 3[edit]

6 April 2005 - Ortuella to Gasteiz, 176 km (109 mi)

Cyclist Team Time
1  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Illes Balears–Caisse d'Epargne 4h 19' 09"
2  Giovanni Lombardi (ITA) Team CSC s.t.
3  Björn Leukemans (BEL) Davitamon–Lotto s.t.

Stage 4[edit]

7 April 2005 - Gasteiz to Alsasua, 167 km (104 mi)

Cyclist Team Time
1  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Illes Balears–Caisse d'Epargne 4h 12' 05"
2  Danilo Di Luca (ITA) Liquigas–Bianchi s.t.
3  Miguel Ángel Martín Perdiguero (ESP) Phonak s.t.

Stage 5a[edit]

8 April 2005 - Alsasua to Arantzazu, 93 km (58 mi)

Cyclist Team Time
1  Jens Voigt (GER) Team CSC 2h 23' 24"
2  David Blanco (ESP) Comunidad Valenciana–Elche + 1' 15"
3  Danilo Di Luca (ITA) Liquigas–Bianchi + 1' 34"

Stage 5b[edit]

8 April 2005 - Oñati, 9.3 km (5.8 mi) (ITT)

Cyclist Team Time
1  Alberto Contador (ESP) Liberty Seguros–Würth 13' 43"
2  Bobby Julich (USA) Team CSC + 5"
3  Davide Rebellin (ITA) Gerolsteiner + 8"

General standings[edit]

Cyclist Team Time
1  Danilo Di Luca (ITA) Liquigas–Bianchi 18h 13' 53"
2  Davide Rebellin (ITA) Gerolsteiner + 3"
3  Alberto Contador (ESP) Liberty Seguros–Würth + 11"
4  Aitor Osa (ESP) Illes Balears–Caisse d'Epargne + 14"
5  Bobby Julich (USA) Team CSC + 18"
6  Óscar Pereiro (ESP) Phonak + 24"
7  Michael Boogerd (NED) Rabobank + 25"
8  Michael Rogers (AUS) Quick-Step–Innergetic + 26"
9  Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre–Caffita + 27"
10  Ricardo Serrano (ESP) Kaiku + 29"

Mountains classification[edit]

Cyclist Team
1  David Latasa (ESP) Comunidad Valenciana–Elche

Points classification[edit]

Cyclist Team
1  Alberto Contador (ESP) Liberty Seguros–Würth

Best team[edit]

Team Country
1 Liberty Seguros–Würth Spain

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vuelta al País Vasco (World Tour)". BikeRaceInfo. Retrieved 17 February 2020.
  2. ^ "45th Vuelta al Pais Vasco - PT". Cycling News. Retrieved 17 February 2020.

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