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The 2005 Tour de Georgia was the third annual bicycle road racing event held in the state of Georgia, United States. The six-day, six stage 550 mile (1033.4 km) race was held April 19 through April 24, 2005 with the overall title and yellow jersey won by Tom Danielson of the Discovery Channel. However, Danielson in 2012, was disqualified due to doping.

2005 Tour de Georgia
Race details
DatesApril 19 – April 24
Stages6
Distance1,033.4 km (642.1 mi)
Winning time26h 53' 44"
Results
  Winner  Tom Danielson (USA) (Discovery Channel)
  Second  Levi Leipheimer (USA) (Gerolsteiner)
  Third  Floyd Landis (USA) (Phonak)

  Points  Greg Henderson (NZL) (Health Net)
  Mountains  José Luis Rubiera (ESP) (Discovery Channel)
  Youth  Trent Lowe (AUS) (Jittery Joe's–Kalahari)
  Team Discovery Channel
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New Zealander Greg Henderson (Health Net Pro Cycling Team Presented by Maxxis) claimed the points jersey for sprinters, while Discovery Channel's José Luis Rubiera won the King of the Mountains competition for climbers. Trent Lowe (Jittery Joe's–Kalahari) won the Best Young Rider (blue jersey) competition.

Stage Winners ProgressEdit

 

Yellow Jersey ProgressEdit

 

Final ResultsEdit

General ClassificationEdit

Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Tom Danielson   United States Discovery Channel 26h 53'44"
2 Levi Leipheimer   United States Team Gerolsteiner + 0'04"
3 Floyd Landis   United States Phonak Hearing Systems + 0'09"
4 Bobby Julich   United States Team CSC + 1'10"
5 Lance Armstrong   United States Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team + 1'41"
6 David Zabriskie   United States Team CSC + 3'04"
7 Marco Pinotti   Italy Saunier Duval-Prodir + 3'11"
8 Nathan O'Neill   Australia Navigators Insurance + 3'14"
9 Michael Blaudzun   Denmark Team CSC + 3'51"
10 José Azevedo   Portugal Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team + 5'25"

Points ClassificationEdit

Cyclist Country Team
1 Greg Henderson   New Zealand Health Net Pro Cycling Team Presented by Maxxis

King of The Mountains ClassificationEdit

Cyclist Country Team
1 José Luis Rubiera   Spain Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team

Most Aggressive Rider ClassificationEdit

The Most Aggressive Rider wears the blue and green jersey. The jersey is awarded at the end of each stage to the rider that demonstrates the most aggressive attacks, breakaways or strategies, as judged by a panel of media and race entourage officials.

Cyclist Country Team
1 Andrea Tafi   Italy Saunier Duval-Prodir

Best Young Rider ClassificationEdit

The Best Young Rider wears the green jersey. The jersey is awarded daily in the same manner as the general classification, which is by the overall placement at the finish line after each stage, with the least amount of overall accumulated time.

Cyclist Country Team
1 Trent Lowe   Australia Jittery Joe's

Team CompetitionEdit

(and in no particular order)

UCI ProTour Teams
UCI Professional Continental Teams

ReferencesEdit