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:
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