The 63 cycling race Paris-Nice was held to 13 March 2005 of 6. It was held in a prologue and seven stages over a distance of 951.5 kilometers. Originally, the course should be longer, some stages but were shortened due to bad weather.
From 168 starters reached the goal of 94 drivers in Nice. The only Professional Continental team AG2R was invited.
The king's stage led on 11 March in the city of Toulon on the Mediterranean coast. From there, the climb to the 584 meter high Mont Faron had to deal with. The Italian Gilberto Simoni secured the stage victory single-handedly before Cadel Evans and David Moncoutié.