UCI pleased with Tour de Romandie

The UCI has expressed its satisfaction with the quality of the field in the recent Tour de Romandie, the eleventh event in the ProTour series. Romandie was one of the races that was expected to benefit from ProTour status and the UCI describes the quality of participants in this year's edition as "exceptional."

Eight out of the top 20 riders on UCI ranking at the end of 2004 took part in Romandie, which saw riders such as Damiano Cunego (world no 1 in 2004), Alessandro Petacchi, Davide Rebellin, Stefano Garzelli, Joseba Beloki, Roberto Heras, Santiago Botero, Erik Dekker, Thomas Voeckler and Laurent Brochard take the start.

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