Vuelta a España 2005
|Golden jersey||Roberto Heras 82:22:55 h|
|Second||Denis Menschow + 4:36 min|
|Third||Carlos Sastre + 4:54 min|
|Fourth||Francisco Mancebo + 5:58 min|
|fifth||Carlos García Quesada + 8:06 min|
|Scoring||Alessandro Petacchi 169 P.|
|Second||Roberto Heras 169 P.|
|Third||Denis Menshov 142 P.|
|Mountain scoring||Joaquim Rodríguez 200 p.|
|Second||Eladio Jiménez 166 P.|
|Third||Roberto Heras 110 P.|
|Combination scoring||Roberto Heras 6 p.|
|Second||Denis Menschow 9 P.|
|Third||Carlos Sastre 14 P.|
|Team evaluation||Comunidad Valenciana 234: 03: 11 h|
|Second||Illes Balears + 54:02 min|
|third||Team CSC + 1:00:30 h|
The 60th Vuelta a España took place from August 27th to September 18th, 2005 . It was part of the new UCI ProTour 2005 and was held in 21 stages with a total length of 3,358 kilometers. There were three time trials , but no team time trial . Stages 6, 10, 11, 13, 14 and 15 ended with a mountain finish. The defending champion was Roberto Heras . 198 drivers from 22 teams started, including all ProTour teams. The 2005 event was demanding: eleven peaks in the first, eleven in the second and 21 in the third category were on the program.
During the course of the race, Denis Menschow , Bradley McGee and Roberto Heras alternated as winners of the overall leader's gold jersey . The preliminary decision of this Vuelta fell on the 15th stage when Roberto Heras distanced Denis Menschow, who had been leading in the overall standings, by more than 5 minutes on the way to Pajares. This seemed to pave the way for Heras to become the first driver ever to secure the gold jersey for the fourth time. A few weeks later, however, it turned out that Heras had tested positive for the blood doping agent EPO ( erythropoietin ) on the penultimate stage . The Vuelta victory was then revoked and subsequently awarded to the Russian Denis Menshov , but this decision was rejected by a Spanish court in 2012 and Heras has been the winner again since 2013.
The mountain classification already secured ahead of Joaquim Rodriguez . Victory in the points classification conquered Alessandro Petacchi . The dominant team was the non- UCI ProTour team from Comunidad Valenciana .
A curiosity occurred on the 13th stage when the Colombian Mauricio Ardila mistook the mountain classification 150 meters from the finish for the finish and was already cheering. His two pursuers Óscar Pereiro and the eventual winner Samuel Sánchez passed the stunned racing driver. At least Ardila was third.
- ↑ Doping News: Spanish court declares Roberto Heras the 2005 Vuelta winner . live-radsport.ch. December 22, 2012. Accessed October 23, 2015.
- ↑ Race director: Heras is the winner of the 2005 Vuelta . JJnet.dk A / S, CyclingQuotes.com. November 12, 2013. Retrieved October 23, 2015.
- ↑ UCI ProTour Results - Vuelta a España / 09/18/2005 . Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), uci.ch. Accessed on October 23, 2015. ( Page no longer available , search in web archives ) Info: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Official website
- Vuelta a España 2005 in the ProCyclingStats.com database