- The 3rd International Cyclists Tour of Cameroon (French language: Grand tour cycliste international du Cameroun) was held from 26 February to 12 March, with cyclists from twenty countries taking part.
- Burkina Faso: The First "Loop of Cotton" (French language: Boucle du coton) took place from 16 to 22 May with a 706.2 km course. 13 teams from Burkina Faso, Benin, Mali, Guinea, Niger and Togo competed. This race was organized as a homage to the African cotton producers.
- The 8th edition of the Tour du Senegal took place from 22 September to 2 October 2005. The course, 1234 kilometers long, consists of a prologue, 8 stages and a critérium and touches the towns of Rufisque, Kaolack, Thiadiaye, Diourbel, Somone, Thiès, Saint-Louis, Louga and Dakar. 17 teams of 6 cyclists from different African countries (Senegal, Angola, Morocco, Cameroon), from Europe (France, Italy, the Netherlands) and from Asia participated.
- Burkina Faso: The 19th Tour du Faso which was held between 26 October and 6 November 2005 was won by the burkinabé Jérémie Ouedraogo.
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