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2005 Amstel Gold Race (Pro Tour)

40th edition: Sunday, April 17, 2005

Sunday, April 17: Amstel Gold Race (Pro Tour), Holland. 250.7 km, 31 climbs.

Amstel Gold Race podium history | 2006 edition | 2004 edition |

Danilo Di Luca takes the Amstel win in front of a very disappointed Michael Boogerd. Both pictures by Fotoreporter Sirotti.

Maastricht - Valkenburg, Netherlands: 250.7 km
Winner's average speed: 39.468 km/hr
194 starters, 131 classified finishers

Complete Results:

1 Danilo Di Luca (Liquigas)  6hr 21min 7sec
2 Michael Boogerd (Rabobank) 
3 Mirko Celestino (Domina Vacanze-De Nardi) 
4 Davide Rebellin (Gerolsteiner) 
5 Miguel Angel Martin Perdiguero (Phonak ) 
6 Patrik Sinkewitz (Quick Step-Innergetic) 
7 Björn Leukemans (Davimaton-Lotto) 
8 David Etxebarria  (Liberty Seguros) 
9 Jérôme Pineau (Bouygues Télécom) 
10 Oscar Freire Gomez (Rabobank) 
11 Kim Kirchen (Fassa Bortolo) 
12 Igor Astarloa  (Barloworld)  @ 10 seconds
13 Alejandro Valverde  (Illes Baléares-Caisse d'Epargne) 
14 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (CSC) 
15 Stefan Schumacher (Shimano-Memory Corp) 
16 Constantino Zaballa  (Saunier Duval-Prodir) 
17 Johan Coenen (Mr. Bookmaker) 
18 Christophe Brandt (Davimaton-Lotto) 
19 Pieter Mertens (Chocolade Jacques-T Interim) 
20 Manuele Mori (Saunier Duval-Prodir) 
21 Marcus Ljungqvist (Liquigas)  17"
22 Matthias Kessler (T-Mobile) 
23 Uros Murn (Phonak )  21"
24 Inigo Landaluze (Euskaltel-Euskadi) 
25 Oscar Pereiro  (Phonak ) 
26 Jens Voigt (CSC) 
27 Axel Merckx (Davimaton-Lotto) 
28 Nicki Sørensen (CSC)  19"
29 Joaquin Rodríguez (Saunier Duval-Prodir)  29"
30 Alexandre Moos (Phonak )  33"
31 Marc Lotz (Quick Step-Innergetic)  36"
32 Erik Dekker (Rabobank) 
33 Thomas Dekker (Rabobank) 
34 Vladimir Gusev (CSC) 
35 Steffen Wesemann (T-Mobile)  42"
36 Rik Verbrugghe (Quick Step-Innergetic) 
37 Paolo Bettini (Quick Step-Innergetic)  47"
38 Bram Tankink (Quick Step-Innergetic) 
39 Karsten Kroon (Rabobank)  50"
40 Andrey Kashechkin (Crédit Agricole)  52"
41 Markus Zberg (Gerolsteiner)  1' 58"
42 Angel Vicioso  (Liberty Seguros) 
43 Heinrich Haussler (Gerolsteiner) 
44 Bradley Wiggins (Crédit Agricole) 
45 Fabian Wegmann (Gerolsteiner) 
46 Alexandre Botcharov (Crédit Agricole)  2' 02"
47 Volodymyr Bileka (Discovery) 
48 Maarten Wynants (Chocolade Jacques-T Interim) 
49 Erik Zabel (T-Mobile) 
50 Pieter Weening (Rabobank) 
51 Massimo Codol (Fassa Bortolo) 
52 Konstantin Sivtsov (Fassa Bortolo) 
53 Steven Kleynen (Chocolade Jacques-T Interim) 
54 Kevin De Weert (Quick Step-Innergetic) 
55 Patrick Calcagni (Liquigas) 
56 Dmitri Fofonov (Cofidis) 
57 Gorazd Stangelj (Lampre-Caffita) 
58 Ivan Basso (CSC) 
59 Alexander Vinokourov (T-Mobile) 
60 Sylvain Chavanel (Cofidis) 
61 Andrea Moletta (Gerolsteiner) 
62 Francisco Javier Vila (Lampre-Caffita)  2' 01"
63 Laurent Brochard (Bouygues Télécom) 
64 Johan Van Summeren (Davimaton-Lotto)  2' 14"
65 Leon Van Bon (Davimaton-Lotto)  2' 36"
66 Benjamin Noval  (Discovery) 3' 02"
67 George Hincapie (Discovery)
68 Christophe Moreau (Crédit Agricole) 3' 36"
69 Thomas Voeckler (Bouygues Telecom)
70 Vicente Reynes  (Illes Balears-Caisse d´Epargne) 3' 39"
71 Preben Vanhecke (Davitamon-Lotto)
72 Sergey Lagutin (Landbouwkrediet)
73 Nicolas Jalabert (Phonak )
74 Sergei Ivanov (T-Mobile)
75 Rolf Aldag (T-Mobile)
76 Addy Engels (Quickstep) 3' 49"
77 Franco Pellizotti (Liquigas – Bianchi)
78 Filippo Pozzato (Quickstep)
79 David Loosli (Lampre – Caffita)
80 Fabian Jeker (Saunier Duval – Prodir) 4' 09"
81 Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel – Euskadi) 5' 07"
82 Erwin Thijs (Mr Bookmaker)
83 Ruslan Ivanov (Domina Vacanze) 5' 28"
84 Paolo Valoti (Domina Vacanze)
85 Maarten Den Bakker (Rabobank)
86 Pavel Padrnos (Discovery)
87 Angel Castresana  (Mr Bookmaker)
88 Christophe Mengin (Française des Jeux)
89 Mauro Facci (Fassa Bortolo)
90 Martin Elmiger (Phonak )
91 Bert Grabsch (Phonak )
92 Christophe Le Mevel (Crédit Agricole)
93 Kjell Carlström (Liquigas – Bianchi)
94 Matthew White (Cofidis)
95 Bert Dewaele (Landbouwkrediet)
96 Massimo Giunti (Fassa Bortolo) 5' 39"
97 Frank Schleck (CSC) 5' 46"
98 Oliver Zaugg (Saunier Duval – Prodir) 5' 53"
99 Carlos Barredo (Liberty Seguros) 6' 22"
100 Daniele Righi (Lampre – Caffita) 7' 04"
101 Laurens Ten Dam (Shimano-Memory Corp)
102 Frederik Willems (Chocolade Jacques-T Interim)
103 Salvatore Commesso (Lampre – Caffita)
104 Alessandro Ballan (Lampre – Caffita)
105 Pedro Arreitunandia (Barloworld – Valsir)
106 Thierry Marichal (Cofidis)
107 Jörg Jäksche (Liberty Seguros)
108 Marcos Antonio Serrano  (Liberty Seguros) 7' 54"
109 Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Cofidis)
111 Benoit Joachim (Discovery)
112 Peter Farazijn (Cofidis)
113 Ryder Hesjedal (Discovery)
115 Joost Posthuma (Rabobank) 10' 18"
116 Anthony Geslin (Bouygues Telecom)
117 Tiaan Kannemeyer (Barloworld – Valsir)
118 Matthé Pronk (Mr Bookmaker)
119 Eelke Van Der Wal (Shimano-Memory Corp)
120 Alessandro Bertolini (Domina Vacanze)
121 Didier Rous (Bouygues Telecom) 12' 02"
122 Markel Irizar (Euskaltel – Euskadi)
123 Isidro Nozal  (Liberty Seguros)
124 Maxime Montfort (Landbouwkrediet)
125 Jonathan Patrick McCarty (Discovery)
126 Inaki Isasi  (Euskaltel – Euskadi) 14' 49"
127 Unai Etxebarria  (Euskaltel – Euskadi)
128 Benny De Schrooder (Chocolade Jacques-T Interim)
129 Jussi Veikkanen (Française des Jeux)
130 Benoît Poilvet (Crédit Agricole)
131 Pieter Ghyllebert (Chocolade Jacques-T Interim) 15' 55"
 

It was wet and foggy the entire Amstel Gold Race.