Vuelta a España 2005

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Final score
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.


stage Day Start finish km Stage winner Overall rating
1st stage August 27 Granada 7.0 ( EZF ) RussiaRussia Denis Menshov RussiaRussia Denis Menshov
2nd stage August 28th Granada - Cordoba 189.3 ItalyItaly Leonardo Bertagnolli AustraliaAustralia Bradley McGee
3rd stage 29th August Cordoba - Puertollano 153.3 ItalyItaly Alessandro Petacchi AustraliaAustralia Bradley McGee
4th stage August 30th Ciudad Real - Argamasilla de Alba 230.3 ItalyItaly Alessandro Petacchi AustraliaAustralia Bradley McGee
5th stage August 31 Alcazar de San Juan - Cuenca 176.0 NorwayNorway Thor Hushovd AustraliaAustralia Bradley McGee
6th stage September 1 Cuenca - Aramón Valdelinares 217.0 SpainSpain Roberto Heras SpainSpain Roberto Heras
7th stage September 2nd Teruel - Vinaròs 212.5 NetherlandsNetherlands Max van Heeswijk SpainSpain Roberto Heras
8th stage September 3 Tarragona - Lloret de Mar 189.0 ItalyItaly Alessandro Petacchi SpainSpain Roberto Heras
9th stage September 4th Lloret de Mar 47.0 ( EZF ) RussiaRussia Denis Menshov RussiaRussia Denis Menshov
10th stage 5th September La Vall d'En Bas - Ordino-Arcalis 206.3 SpainSpain Francisco Mancebo RussiaRussia Denis Menshov
11th stage September 6th Andorra - Cerler 186.6 SpainSpain Roberto Laiseka RussiaRussia Denis Menshov
Rest day
12th stage September 8th Logroño - Burgos 148.0 ItalyItaly Alessandro Petacchi RussiaRussia Denis Menshov
13th stage the 9th of September Burgos - Santuario de la Bien Aparecida 193.0 SpainSpain Samuel Sanchez RussiaRussia Denis Menshov
14th stage September 10 La Penilla ( Nestlé ) - Lagos de Covadonga 172.3 SpainSpain Eladio Jiménez RussiaRussia Denis Menshov
15th stage September 11 Cangas de Onís - Pajares 191.0 SpainSpain Roberto Heras SpainSpain Roberto Heras
Rest day
16th stage 13.september León - Valladolid 162.5 ItalyItaly Paolo Bettini SpainSpain Roberto Heras
17th stage September 14th El Espinar - La Granja de San Ildefonso 165.6 SpainSpain Carlos García Quesada SpainSpain Roberto Heras
18th stage September 15th Ávila 197.5 DenmarkDenmark Nicki Sørensen SpainSpain Roberto Heras
19th stage 16th September San Martín de Valdeiglesias - Alcobendas 142.9 GermanyGermany Heinrich Haussler SpainSpain Roberto Heras
20th stage 17th of September Guadalajara - Alcalá de Henares 38.9 ( EZF ) SpainSpain Rubén Plaza SpainSpain Roberto Heras
21st stage September 18 Madrid 144.0 ItalyItaly Alessandro Petacchi SpainSpain Roberto Heras

Individual evidence

  1. Doping News: Spanish court declares Roberto Heras the 2005 Vuelta winner . December 22, 2012. Accessed October 23, 2015.
  2. Race director: Heras is the winner of the 2005 Vuelta . A / S, November 12, 2013. Retrieved October 23, 2015.
  3. UCI ProTour Results - Vuelta a España / 09/18/2005 . Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), Accessed on October 23, 2015.  ( Page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@ 2Template: Toter Link /  

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