January 25, 2005 – The 2005 cycling season already launched in America, Asia and Oceania, the International Cycling Union has published, according to its regulations, the first leaders’ individual rankings on these continents.
The first leader jerseys of these rankings, which mark the beginning of a new era for cycling sport, will be worn from the 1st to the 28th of February 2005 by the following riders:
-UCI AMERICA TOUR : Nilceu DOS SANTOS (BRA)
-UCI ASIA TOUR : Shimichi FUKUSHIMA (JAP)
-UCI OCEANIA TOUR : Robert MCLACHLAN (AUS)
The next continental rankings will be established by the UCI on the 25th of February.