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Tour de France 2005 standings: results (general classification)

The 2005 Tour de France was the 92nd edition of the prestigious cycling race, held from July 2 to July 24, 2005. The race covered a total distance of around 3,608 kilometers (2,242 miles) and consisted of 21 stages. The route took the cyclists through various terrains, including flat stages, mountainous stages, and individual and team time trials.

Here are some key highlights and notable events from the 2005 Tour de France:

  1. Overall Winner: Lance Armstrong won his seventh consecutive Tour de France title in 2005. This victory was later nullified due to doping allegations, and Armstrong was stripped of his titles and banned from professional cycling.
  2. Doping Controversy: The 2005 Tour de France was marred by doping controversies. In 2012, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) charged Lance Armstrong with systematic doping during his Tour de France victories.
  3. Teams: The race featured several professional cycling teams, each with their top riders. Some of the prominent teams included Team Discovery Channel (Armstrong’s team), T-Mobile Team, Team CSC, and Phonak Hearing Systems.
  4. Challenging Mountain Stages: The race included challenging mountain stages in the Alps and the Pyrenees, where riders had to navigate steep ascents and descents. These stages played a crucial role in shaping the overall standings.

While Lance Armstrong initially celebrated his seventh Tour de France victory in 2005, the subsequent doping investigations and revelations led to the erasure of his achievements from the record books, and he faced significant repercussions in the years that followed. The 2005 Tour de France remains a controversial and pivotal moment in the history of professional cycling.

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Overall Ranking – Tour de France 2005:

The overall classification of the 2005 Tour de France was altered primarily due to widespread doping allegations and subsequent investigations. The most prominent figure affected by these allegations was Lance Armstrong, who had won the Yellow Jersey as the overall winner of the General Classification.

The Top 10 in the General Classification looked like this after the disqualifications:

  1. Lance Armstrong (United States) – Team Discovery Channel
  2. Ivan Basso (Italy) – Team CSC
  3. Jan Ullrich (Germany) – T-Mobile Team
  4. Francisco Mancebo (Spain) – Illes Balears
  5. Alexandre Vinokourov (Kazakhstan) – T-Mobile Team
  6. Levi Leipheimer (United States) – Team Gerolsteiner
  7. Michael Rasmussen (Denmark) – Rabobank
  8. Cadel Evans (Australia) – Davitamon-Lotto
  9. Floyd Landis (United States) – Phonak Hearing Systems
  10. Óscar Pereiro (Spain) – Phonak Hearing Systems

Yellow Jersey, Green Jersey, Polka Dot Jersey and White Jersey

Yellow Jersey (General Classification): The overall winner of the General Classification and the wearer of the Yellow Jersey was Lance Armstrong. However, as mentioned earlier, due to doping allegations and subsequent investigations, Armstrong was later stripped of his titles, including the 2005 victory. As a result, no one won the Yellow Jersey in the 2005 Tour de France.

Green Jersey (Points Classification): The Green Jersey, awarded to the rider with the most points, was won by Thor Hushovd of Norway. He was a sprinter known for his powerful finishes in flat stages.

Polka Dot Jersey (King of the Mountains): The Polka Dot Jersey, given to the best climber in the King of the Mountains classification, was won by Michael Rasmussen of Denmark. Rasmussen demonstrated strong climbing abilities during the mountain stages, earning him the nickname “The Chicken.”

White Jersey (Best Young Rider): The White Jersey, awarded to the best young rider under the age of 25, was won by Yaroslav Popovych of Ukraine. Popovych was riding for the Discovery Channel team, led by Lance Armstrong.

Stage Winners – Tour de France 2005:

The 2005 Tour de France consisted of 21 stages, and various riders secured victories in each stage. Here is a list of stage winners for the 2005 Tour de France:

  1. Stage 1: David Zabriskie (United States) – Team CSC
  2. Stage 2: Tom Boonen (Belgium) – Quick-Step–Innergetic
  3. Stage 3: Tom Boonen (Belgium) – Quick-Step–Innergetic
  4. Stage 4: Discovery Channel Team
  5. Stage 5: Robbie McEwen (Australia) – Davitamon–Lotto
  6. Stage 6: Lorenzo Bernucci (Italy) – Fassa Bortolo
  7. Stage 7: Robbie McEwen (Australia) – Davitamon–Lotto
  8. Stage 8: Pieter Weening (Netherlands) – Rabobank
  9. Stage 9: Michael Rasmussen (Denmark) – Rabobank
  10. Stage 10: Alejandro Valverde (Spain) – Illes Balears–Banesto
  11. Stage 11: Alexander Vinokourov (Kazakhstan) – T-Mobile Team
  12. Stage 12: David Moncoutié (France) – Cofidis
  13. Stage 13: Robbie McEwen (Australia) – Davitamon–Lotto
  14. Stage 14: Georg Totschnig (Austria) – Gerolsteiner
  15. Stage 15: George Hincapie (United States) – Discovery Channel
  16. Stage 16: Óscar Pereiro (Spain) – Phonak
  17. Stage 17: Paolo Savoldelli (Italy) – Discovery Channel
  18. Stage 18: Marcos Antonio Serrano (Spain) – ONCE–Deutsche Bank
  19. Stage 19: Giuseppe Guerini (Italy) – T-Mobile Team
  20. Stage 20: Lance Armstrong (United States) – Discovery Channel
  21. Stage 21: Alexander Vinokourov (Kazakhstan) – T-Mobile Team

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