Giro d'Italia 2022
The latest news and race results from the Giro d'Italia, including race reports, expert analysis, start lists, video highlights and previews.
Dates: Friday, May 6 - Sunday, May 29, 2022.
Rest days: 3
Climbing meters: 51,000
Time trial kilometres: 26.3
Start: Budapest (Hungary)
Finish: Verona (Italy)
Giro d'Italia 2022 stages and race results
Alessandro Covi (UAE Emirates) scored a huge first grand tour win with a 50km solo break through the Dolomites.
The GC overturned behind Covi. Richard Carapaz cracked under a Bora-Hansgrohe one-two move that left Jai Hindley taking a commanding 1:25 lead into the final Verona TT.
Jumbo-Visma climber Koen Bouwman landed his second victory of this Giro out of a chaotic sprint.
Bouwman crossed the line first after a tight bend saw Andrea Vendrame (Ag2r-Citroën) and Attila Valter (Groupama FDJ) battering into the barriers and out of contention.
The Giro's big three GC riders hit stalemate behind as Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers), Mikel Landa (Bahrain Victorious) and Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe) once again proved inserable.
Dries De Bondt (Alpecin-Fenix) won stage 18 of the Giro d’Italia into Treviso.
The Belgian won from a group of four after the sprinters' teams were once again foiled by the break. Richard Carapaz maintained his three second lead over Jai Hindley but João Hindley was forced out of the race after testing positive for COVID-19. The UAE Team Emirates had been sitting fourth overall in the general classification.
Santiago Buitrago (Bahrain Victorious) came back from a crash, and getting dropped to win a sensational stage at the Giro d'Italia. The Colombian was part of the early break but was distanced on the final descent before the last climb as Gijs Leemreize (Jumbo-Visma) and Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) pushed clear of the peloton.
Buitrago started the final ascent over a minute down but clawed his way back just before the summit before attacking Leemreize and soloing clear the finish line. It was the 22-year-old's biggest win of his career, and his first grand tour stage win.
In the race for the maglia rosa, Richard Carapaz, Mikel Landa and Jai Hindle went head-to-head but could not be separated until the finish, when Landa lost six seconds in the sprint. Joao Almeida and Vincenzo Nibali both lost further time. Carapaz holds a three second lead over Hindley with four stages remaining.
Jan Hirt (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert) ran out the winner of stage 16 of the Giro d'Italia after winning alone from the break. The rider was on the attack all day and took his maiden grand tour stage in Aprica.
In the battle for the maglia rosa, Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) matched attacks from both Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Mikel Landa (Bahrain-Victorious) but lost four seconds to the Australian in the sprint for third on the stage.
Hindley is now only three seconds off Carapaz's lead with five stages remaining.
Ciccone kicked away from Santiago Buitrago (Bahrain-Victorious) and Hugh Carthy (EF Education-EasyPost) on the lower slopes of the day’s grinding summit finish to grab the third Giro stage of his career.
Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) and the GC contenders rumbled to the line together, more than seven minutes behind the leaders. After an explosive race Saturday, the battle for pink went on pause Sunday with no significant changes to the top-five overall.
Overnight leader Juan Pedro López (Trek-Segafredo) finally lost his grip on the pink jersey after being dropped by a searing acceleration from Carapaz at around 30km to go.
Démare fended off a messy sprint to win for the third time this Giro. Phil Bauhaus (Bahrain Victorious) was second, and Mark Cavendish (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) was third.
Giro d’Italia stage 12: Stefano Oldani sprints from three-up break to score first pro win
Stefano Oldani (Alpecin-Fenix) outsprinted Lorenzo Rota (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert) at the Giro d’Italia for his first pro win Thursday.
Gijs Leemreize (Jumbo-Visma) finished third out of the breakaway trio that kicked clear at 55 kilometers to go in the Giro’s longest stage so far.
Groupama-FDJ took control with one kilometer to go, and it came down to another tight sprint. Dainese won his first grand tour stage and Italy, and Team DSM won its first stage so far in this Giro.
Biniam Girmay made history on stage 10 of the Giro d'Italia after claiming the stage from a reduced bunch sprint.
Girmay opened up early and held off a late challenge from Mathieu van der Poel to win the stage, a first by an Eritrean rider and the first by a Black African rider in a grand tour.
Earlier in the stage both Mark Cavendish and Caleb Ewan were dropped on the rolling terrain with less than 30 riders eventually contesting the sprint. Richard Carapaz crashed but came back with a late attack, while Simon Yates and Hugh Carthy both made moves off the front. Van der Poel also attacked inside the final 5km but he was brought back before Girmay took a historic win.
Juan Pedro López (Trek-Segafredo) retained his maglia rosa.
Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe) came through an epic stage at the Giro d'Italia to win stage 9 atop Blockhaus. The Australian was dropped twice on the final climb but returned to the front of the race before edging out Romain Bardet and Richard Carapaz to win the stage.
Juan Pedro López (Trek-Segafredo) retained his maglia rosa but Simon Yates (BikeExchange-Jayco) and Wilco Kelderman (Bora-Hansgrohe) both dropped out of contention in the overall standings.
- Simon Yates sees Giro d’Italia challenge collapse on Blockhaus
- Joe Dombrowski last man standing in Blockhaus breakaway
- Giro d’Italia: Which GC riders lost time on the epic Blockhaus stage
Thomas De Gendt claimed the second Giro d'Italia stage of his long and glittering career with a fine win in Naples on stage 8 of the 2022 race. The Belgian was part of a large breakaway but was still in contention when a five-man move went clear in the closing stages of the race.
De Gendt was simply too powerful for his remaining companions and took a comprehensive win in the sprint to ease the pressure on Lott0 Soudal in this year's race.
The race continues on stage 9 with a summit finish at Blockhaus with the race expected to be shaken up dramatically ahead of the second rest day.
Koen Bouwman (Jumbo-Visma) won stage 7 of the 2022 Giro d’Italia from the remnants of the breakaway, distancing Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) and Davide Formolo (UAE Team Emirates) in the closing, steep uphill final meters. Juan Pedro López (Trek-Segafredo) retained his overall lead in the race heading into stage 8. The stage, which starts and finishes in Naples, should come down to a bunch sprint.
Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ) was the fastest of the sprinters on stage 6 of the 2022 Giro d’Italia.
While he was nearly boxed in on the barrier at 200m to go, Démare was able to work his way into contention on Caleb Ewan’s (Lotto-Soudal) wheel. Juan Pedro López (Trek-Segafredo) retained his overall lead in the race.
Démare was distanced over the day’s main climb, but got back into the peloton after the descent, unlike pre-stage favorites Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) and Mark Cavendish (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl). Juan Pedro López (Trek-Segafredo) kept his overall lead and the maglia rosa for another day.
After bridging to Juan Pedro López (Trek-Segafredo) from the remains of the breakaway, the two on the front worked together in the final 3km to keep a closing Rein Taaramäe (Intermarché–Wanty–Gobert Matériaux) in the rearview mirror
Mark Cavendish (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) made a winning return to the Giro d’Italia with victory in the first bunch sprint of the race. Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) retained his grip on the maglia rosa after finishing safely in the main field. The Dutch rider will keep the race lead as the Giro d'Italia heads into its first rest day and heads from Hungary to Italy.
Yates edged out a pink jersey-clad Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) in the blast around Budapest. Van der Poel finished a very close second and did enough to defend his GC lead. Tom Dumoulin (Jumbo-Visma) placed third.
Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) touched wheels with Girmay and crashed with the line in sight. Van der Poel now leads the race heading into the stage 2 time trial.
Giro d'Italia video highlights
- Video: Giro d’Italia stage 7 highlights and final kilometer
- Video: Giro d’Italia stage 6 ends in photo finish and near-calamity
- Video: Giro d’Italia stage 5 highlights and final kilometer
- Giro d’Italia 2022 stage 4 video highlights
- Giro d’Italia 2022 stage 3 video highlights
- Giro d’Italia 2022 stage 2 video highlights
Giro d'Italia 2022: Tech and gear
- Gallery: Olympic champion Richard Carapaz’s Pinarello Dogma F Disc
- Gallery: Mark Cavendish has unreleased wheels, and a tiny Garmin
- Giro d’Italia: Mathieu van der Poel’s custom-painted Canyon Aeroad
- Giro d’Italia: Tom Dumoulin’s Cervélo P5 disc time trial bike
- EF Education-EasyPost roll out new kit just for the Giro d’Italia
- Alpecin-Fenix to wear special ‘commodore green’ kit for Giro d’Italia
Giro d'Italia 2o22: Richie Porte's blog
- Full Circle: Richie Porte Giro d’Italia blog
- The calm before the storm: Richie Porte part II
- Chapeau to Simon Yates but this Giro d’Italia is just getting started
- Richie Porte’s Giro d’Italia blog: It’s better to be dishing it out than to be taking it
- Richie Porte’s Giro d’Italia blog: Not everyone on Blockhaus had the same finish line
- Richie Porte’s Giro d’Italia blog: The final week is all about numbers, and maybe some luck
Giro d'Italia 2022: Race features and news
- Giro d'Italia 2022: Start list
- Vincenzo Nibali and an end of an era in Italian cycling
- Dan Martin's Giro d'Italia analysis on stage 4 to Mount Etna
- Giro d’Italia: Which GC contenders lost time on Etna mountain finish
- Andy Schleck rates the top-10 Giro d'Italia contenders
- Giro d’Italia race preview: No clear favorite in wide-open edition
- Giro d’Italia: Five rising stars to have on your radar
- Van der Poel: ‘It won’t be easy to win the pink jersey’ at Giro d’Italia
- Mark Cavendish to let his legs do the talking at Giro d'Italia
- Giro d’Italia: Here are the North Americans starting in Budapest
- Giro d’Italia 2022 could be the last for some time for Simon Yates
- How to watch the Giro d’Italia online, streaming, and on television
- Giro d’Italia: A retrospective gallery
- Giro d’Italia: Carthy, Carr, Cort spearhead EF Education’s ambitions
- Giro d’Italia 2022: 5 key stages where the pink jersey will be won or lost
- 2022 Giro d’Italia to climax with hilly Verona time trial
- 2022 Giro d’Italia to climb Etna, Mortirolo, Pordoi, and Marmolada
Giro d'Italia 2022: The race favorites
With the defending champion Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) recovering from an early-season crash the race for the maglia rosa is wide open in the 2022 Giro d'Italia.
Simon Yates (Team BikeExchange), Tom Dumoulin (Jumbo-Visma), Romain Bardet (Team DSM), and Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) are all set to start the race on May 6. Carapaz will be looking for his second Giro d'Italia crown having won the race with Movistar back in 2019. The 28-year-old will be supported by Richie Porte, who is set to race his final grand tour before retiring at the end of the season. Tom Pidcock is not expected to start the race after initially being included in Ineos' long-team.
Yates, third in 2021, came close to winning the Giro d'Italia in 2018 and wore the maglia rosa for much of the race. He will spearhead BikeExchange's challenge. Two-time winner Vincenzo Nibali will lead the line alongside Miguel Angel Lopez for Astana, in what could be the Italian's final Giro d'Italia appearance.
João Almeida and Davide Formolo form part of a strong-looking UAE Team Emirates squad, while 2017 winner Tom Dumoulin returns to the race with possible aspirations of challenging for the GC. The Dutchman will race alongside Tobias Foss and Sam Oomen.
Damiano Caruso - second last year - is set to miss the Giro d'Italia this year and concentrate on the Tour de France but the Bahrain Victorious team will still hold strength in depth with Pello Bilbao and Mikel Landa set to lead the team's efforts.
Giro d'Italia 2022: The sprinters
Mark Cavendish is the most high profile sprinter on the startlist. The Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl rider has won 15 stages at the Giro d'Italia but his last victory in the race came way back in 2013. He will have a strong leadout at his disposal but he will face stiff competition from a number of rivals in the race.
Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) had an illness hit spring but the Australian will be looking to bounce back at the Giro d'Italia and kick-start his season. Giacomo Nizzolo comes into the Giro d'Italia still looking for his first win of the 2022 season, while Elia Viviani (Ineos Grenadiers), Arnaud Demare (Groupama FDJ), Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates), and Biniam Girmay (Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux) are all set to start the race.
Giro d'Italia 2022: Race route
One of the main standout features within the 2022 Giro d’Italia is that the route will feature just 26.3km of time trialing - the lowest number of kilometres against the clock since 1962. The first instalment of time trialing comes on stage 2 with a 9.2km test through the Hungarian capital of Budapest. The final time trial takes place on the final day of the race with a 17.1km race through the streets of Verona.
The race kicks off in Hungary with three stages before a rest day allows the race to return to Italy for its first mountain-top finish atop Mount Etna on stage 4.
The second key summit finish comes on stage 9 with a brutal ascent of the Blockhaus. The riders will enjoy their second well-earned rest day before a week of hilly stages heading to Jesi, Genoa, Turin, and Cogne.
As with previous editions of the Giro d'Italia, the third week is the most critical and the race is stacked with summit stages, including back-to-back mountain stages that include the Mortirolo and Santa Cristina on the road to to Aprica on stage 16. The following stage to Lavarone is just as hard with three major ascents.
Stage 19 provides yet another summit finish before the penultimate stage takes on the Passo San Pellegrino, Passo Pordoi, and Passo di Fedaia before the final time trial in Verona.
Giro d'Italia 2022 teams
- AG2R Citroën Team
- Astana Qazaqstan
- Bahrain Victorious
- EF Education-EasyPost
- Ineos Grenadiers
- Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
- Israel-Premier Tech
- Lotto Soudal
- Movistar Team
- Quick-StepAlpha Vinyl
- Team BikeExchange-Jayco
- Team DSM
- Team Jumbo-Visma
- UAE Team Emirates
- Drone Hopper - Androni Giocattoli
- Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team