2005 Giro D'Italia - Teams


A total of 22 teams were invited to participate in the 2005 Giro d'Italia. Twenty of the teams were UCI ProTour teams, while Ceramica Panaria-Navigare and Colombia-Selle Italia were the wild card teams invited by the organizers. Each team sent a squad of nine riders, so the Giro began with a peloton of 198 cyclists. Out of the 198 riders that started this edition of the Giro d'Italia, a total of 153 riders made it to the finish in Milan.

The 22 teams that took part in the race were:

  • Bouygues Télécom
  • Ceramica Panaria-Navigare
  • Cofidis
  • Colombia-Selle Italia
  • Crédit Agricole
  • Davitamon-Lotto
  • Discovery Channel
  • Domina Vacanze
  • Euskaltel-Euskadi
  • Fassa Bortolo
  • Française des Jeux
  • Gerolsteiner
  • Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne
  • Lampre-Caffita
  • Liberty Seguros-Würth
  • Liquigas-Bianchi
  • Phonak
  • Quick Step-Innergetic
  • Rabobank
  • Saunier Duval-Prodir
  • Team CSC
  • T-Mobile Team

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