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The 88th Giro d'Italia - Tour of Italy
7-29 May 2005

Congratulations to Paolo Savoldelli of Discovery Channel
Winner of the 88th Giro d'Italia!

Official Race Website (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Giro d'Italia Official Startlist (with retirements)


Stage Reports and Results

7 May
Prologue Live Report/Results
Prosciutto Awards - Prologue

8 May
Stage 1 Live Report/Results
Prosciutto Awards Stage 1

9 May
Stage 2 Live Report/Results
Prosciutto Awards Stage 2

10 May
Stage 3 Live Report/Results
Stage 3 Interviews
Prosciutto Awards Stage 3

11 May
Stage 4 Live Coverage/Results
Prosciutto Awards Stage 4

12 May
Stage 5 Live Coverage
Results and Classifications

13 May
Stage 6 Live Coverage/Results
Prosciutto Awards Stage 6

14 May
Stage 7 Live Coverage
Stage 7 Results/Classifications
Prosciutto Awards Stage 7

15 May (Indiv. Time Trial)
Stage 8 Live Report/Results
Prosciutto Awards Stage 8

16 May
Stage 9 Live Coverage/Results

17 May - Rest Day

18 May
Stage 10 Live Report/Results

Stage Reports and Results

19 May
Stage 11 Live Report
Stage 11 Results/Classifications
Prosciutto Awards Stages 9-11

20 May
Stage 12 Live Coverage
Stage 12 Results/Classifications
Prosciutto Awards Stage 12

21 May
Stage 13 Live Coverage
Stage 13 Results/Classifications

22 May
Stage 14 Live Coverage
Stage 14 Results/Classifications

23 May
Stage 15 Live Coverage
Stage 15 Results/Classifications
Stage 15 Interviews

24 May - Rest Day
Prosciutto Awards Rest Day #2

25 May
Stage 16 Live Coverage
Stage 16 Results/Classifications
Stage 16 Interviews

26 May
Stage 17 Live Coverage
Stage 17 Results/Classifications
Prosciutto Awards Stage 17

27 May
Stage 18 Live Coverage
Stage 18 (ITT) Results/Classifications
Prosciutto Report Stage 18

28 May
Stage 19 Live Coverage
Stage 19 Results and Classifications
Prosciutto Awards Stage 19

29 May
Stage 20 Live Coverage
Stage 20, GC and Jersey Results
Results: Team & Other Classifications


Pre-Race News

Cofidis - O'Grady's TT Bike
A special Wilier Trestina bike for Stuey...photos and a description.

Giro - Latest News
Garate: "my chance to do something big", Scarponi ten days of racing, is this ideal preparation? Liquigas Bianchi "will be a key player", Ribeiro "dismissed"

Giro d'Italia- Nuno Ribeiro Excluded from the Race
The Giro lost one rider two days before the start, after the Portuguese failed the blood tests carried out by the UCI this morning.

Liberty Seguros - Official Statement
Liberty Seguros respond to the news that Nuno Ribeiro is excluded from the Giro ...

Team Previews

Giro Teams: Fassa Bortolo
There are three teams tifosi will be watching more than others: Lampre, Discovery, and this one.

Giro Teams - Discovery Channel
The...American...team brings former Giro winner Savoldelli.

Giro Teams - Lampre Caffita
Cunego and Simoni, both in form, both determined to win the Maglia Rosa...

Giro Teams - T-Mobile
Magenta excitement for the Maglia Rosa...

Giro Teams - Euskaltel-Euskadi
After a dire and winless season to date, the Orange Flashes badly need some flashes of brilliance to resurrect their season. Can Zubeldia or TerminAitor deliver a good performance?

Giro Teams: Illes Balears
The islands team brings aggressive and talented riders to the Giro.

Giro Teams- Ceramiche Panaria-Navigare
The other Orange Warriors. Or maybe just the real ones, even if they aren't a Pro tour team. Their 2005 tally is sensational. And so is their roster. None of them is a GC threat at the Giro, but all of them are here with a mission: to rock.

Giro Teams - Team Phonak
Phonak brings an interesting team to the Giro d'Italia.

Giro Teams- Credit Agricole
What do you do when your sprinter canít beat Petacchi?

Giro Teams- Bouygues Telecom
All-French Bouygues bring a blend of old hands and nervous youngsters, as indefatigable Rous guns for rosa...

Giro Teams- Gerolsteiner
Gerolsteiner Goes Giro!

Giro Teams- Lotto
McEwen, Steels, Vogels...

Giro Teams- Rabobank
An emergency re-shuffling for the Rabo-boys.

Giro Teams- Liquigas-Bianchi
Cipo who? Okay, with the Lion King in the bunch, it would have been quite a different story. But with Garzelli, Di Luca, Cioni, Wegelius etc. running the Liqui-boys still have the potential to roar.

Giro Teams- Quickstep-Innergetic
An interesting team backing up Il Grillo...

Giro Teams- Saunier-Duval Prodir
Here is the "red bird" team.

Giro Teams- Francaise des Jeux
Gunning for stage glory with a good Cooke and his sprint stokers, with Casar the lone hunter for rosa.

2005 Route map. Click for larger image.
Courtesy Gazzetta dello Sport

Introduction to the 88th Giro d'Italia
by Fabio

Route Map and Stage List

The Route: All Difficulties (and a few Climb Profiles)

The Route: Rider Comments

Giro 2005: Numbers, Jerseys and More Stuff

A Bit of History and More Details

Overall Winners: Full List

Points Competition: Palmares

Mountains Competition: Palmares

Intergiro: Palmares



Previous Editions and Historical Databases

The 2004 Giro at the Daily Peloton

The 2003 Giro at the Daily Peloton

The 2002 Giro at the Daily Peloton


2003 Giro d'Italia winner Gilberto Simoni, and his hello to Daily Peloton readers.




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