The Week That Was...

News & Results

10/25/2005| 0 comments
by Ian Melvin
Gilberto Simoni. Photo copyright Fotoreporter Sirotti.
Gilberto Simoni. Photo copyright Fotoreporter Sirotti.

The Week That Was...

Ian comments on the happenings in the world of cycling.

to be a springboard for their leading riders up to the new ProTour team.

As the 2005 season ends, Italian Alessandro Petacchi has finished the year with four more victories than the next best rider has, Robbie McEwen.   Among Petacchi victories were wins at Milan-San Remo, Trofeo Luis Puig, GP Costa Degli Etruschi, the Vuelta a
la Comunidad Valenciana (and 3 stages), five stages in the Vuelta a Espa?a and four in the Giro d'Italia.  

The leading team was the Bjarne Riis led Team CSC.   The Danes won 53 races in 2005.

Victory list for 2005

1 Alessandro Petacchi (Fassa Bortolo)       27

2 Robbie McEwen (Davitamon-Lotto)           23

3 Tom Boonen (Quick.Step)                   19

4 Ivan Basso (CSC)                          16

5 Candido Barbosa (
Aluminios)          10

6 Jens Voigt (CSC)                           9

7 Ruben Bongiorno (Panaria)                  8

7 Alexandre Vinokourov (T-Mobile)            8

7 Murilo Fischer (Naturino-Sapore di Mare)   8

10 Oscar Freire (Rabobank)                   7

10 Jose Rujano (Colombia-Selle Italia)       7

10 Nico Eeckhout (Chocolade Jacques)         7

10 Bobby Julich (CSC)                        7

10 Danilo Napolitano (LPR)                   7

10 Nick Nuyens (Quick.Step)                  7


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