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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.
Stages: 21
Rest days: 3
Length: 3410.3km
Climbing meters: 51,000
Time trial kilometres: 26.3
Start: Budapest (Hungary)
Finish: Verona (Italy)

Giro d'Italia 2022 stages and race results

Giro d'Italia stage 20: Covi kicks to breakaway win as Carapaz crumbles out of pink

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.

Giro d'Italia stage 19: Bouwman climbs out of break for mountaintop victory, GC top-3 hit stalemate

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.

Giro d’Italia Stage 18: Dries De Bondt wins as breakaway upsets sprinters

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.

Giro d’Italia: Santiago Buitrago survives crash to take stunning stage 17 win

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.

Giro d’Italia stage 16: Hirt kicks for breakaway win

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.

Giro d’Italia stage 15: Giulio Ciccone scores solo victory on Cogne summit as GC group hits pause

Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo) took a solo victory on stage 15 of the Giro d’Italia.

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.

Giro d’Italia stage 14: Simon Yates bounces back with solo stage win as GC standings reshuffle

Simon Yates (BikeExchange-Jayco) won stage 14 of the Giro d’Italia after a well-timed attack with just under 5km to go.

Jai Hindley (Bora Hansgrohe) won the sprint for second over Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) and Vincenzo Nibali (Astana Qazaqstan).

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.

Giro d’Italia stage 13: Arnaud Démare wins tight bunch sprint over Phil Bauhaus, Mark Cavendish

Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ) won stage 13 at the Giro d’Italia on Friday in what was the last chance for the fast finishers in this year’s race.

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.

Giro d’Italia stage 11: Alberto Dainese delivers Italy’s first stage in tight bunch sprint

Alberto Dainese (Team DSM) won a hotly contested bunch sprint for stage 11 Wednesday at the Giro d’Italia.

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.

Giro d’Italia stage 10: Biniam Girmay dashes to historic victory in wild finale

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.

Giro d’Italia: Jai Hindley takes major stage 9 win on Blockhaus as GC takes shape

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.

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Giro d’Italia stage 8: Thomas De Gendt takes sensational win from the break

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.

Giro d’Italia stage 7: Koen Bouwman wins from remnants of break

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.

Giro d’Italia stage 6: Démare best in showdown with Cavendish, Ewan

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.

Giro d’Italia: Arnaud Démare wins stage 5 in Messina

Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ) took the sprint victory in Messina on stage 5 of the Giro d’Italia, his first win at a grand tour in two years.

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.

Giro d’Italia stage 4: Lennard Kämna fastest up Mount Etna

Lennard Kämna (Bora-Hansgrohe) was the first rider to summit the Sicilian volcano Mount Etna to win stage 4 of the 2022 Giro d’Italia.

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

Giro d'Italia: Stage 3 - Mark Cavendish storms to sprint win

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.

Giro d'Italia: Stage 2 - Simon Yates takes time on his GC rivals with TT win

Simon Yates (BikeExchange-Jayco) blitzed the 9.2km Giro d’Italia time trial Saturday to get his GC challenge rolling in style.

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.

Giro d'Italia:  Mathieu van der Poel delivers on stage 1

Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) claimed the first stage of the 2022 Giro d’Italia ahead of Biniam Girmay (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux) and Pello Bilbao (Bahrain-Victorious).

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.

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Egan Bernal won the Giro d'Italia in 2021
Egan Bernal won the Giro d'Italia in 2021 (Photo: Tim de Waele / Getty Images)

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
  • Bora-Hansgrohe
  • Cofidis
  • EF Education-EasyPost
  • Groupama-FDJ
  • Ineos Grenadiers
  • Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
  • Israel-Premier Tech
  • Lotto Soudal
  • Movistar Team
  • Quick-StepAlpha Vinyl
  • Team BikeExchange-Jayco
  • Team DSM
  • Team Jumbo-Visma
  • Trek-Segafredo
  • UAE Team Emirates


Continental Teams

  • Alpecin-Fenix
  • Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè
  • Drone Hopper - Androni Giocattoli
  • Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team

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Giro d’Italia: Abruzzo to host ‘grande partenza’ in 2023

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4 months ago

Jai Hindley on staring down Ineos Grenadiers: ‘I didn’t feel intimidated’

First Aussie winner of maglia rosa recounts key moments in showdown against Richard Carapaz on Passo Fedaia.


4 months ago

Richie Porte’s Giro d’Italia blog: Not the ending I wanted but a race I’m proud of

'It was a disappointing end to my grand tour, and my last one at that, but there’s nothing I could have done,' writes Ineos Grenadiers rider.


4 months ago

How the Giro d’Italia prize money was doled out

Bora-Hansgrohe brought home €346,645 from the Giro d'Italia while other teams hit a fraction of that.


4 months ago

Giro d’Italia review: The good, the bad, and the (sometimes) boring

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4 months ago

Power Analysis: How Jai Hindley won the Giro d’Italia

A look at the power numbers of Jai Hindley, Juan Pedro López, and Thymen Arensman from the final mountain stage of this year's Giro d'Italia.


4 months ago

Five unsung heroes of the 2022 Giro d’Italia

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4 months ago

Dan Martin’s Giro d’Italia analysis: Was the 2022 race entertaining?

'The riders make the race but they need inspiring terrain to ensure the script isn’t predictable', writes former Giro stage winner.


4 months ago

Enrico Gasparotto on winning first grand tour as DS: ‘If you don’t have good actors you will never get the Oscar’

The former rider was one of the brains behind the tactics that saw Bora-Hansgrohe dominate the GC battle at the Giro d'Italia.


4 months ago

Giro d’Italia: Matteo Sobrero savors ‘unbelievable’ stage victory

BikeExchange-Jayco celebrates its third stage win wondering would could have been during this Giro d'Italia.


4 months ago

Never give up: From pink to white, Juan Pedro López fought every kilometer of the Giro d’Italia

The 24-year-old defended his pink jersey with determination and finished the Giro d'Italia with the white jersey and a top-10 in the GC.


4 months ago

Giro d’Italia: How the North Americans fared

Steady support, breakaway efforts, but no stage wins for the four-rider North American contingent.


4 months ago

Giro d’Italia: What’s next for the top-10 class of 2022

Reviewing the top riders from this year's Giro d'Italia and where they go from here.


4 months ago

Mathieu van der Poel calls Giro d’Italia debut a success and sets sights on Tour de France

The Dutchman disappointed to miss out on a second stage win, but finishes race with a victory and a stint in pink.


4 months ago

Aussies delighted to see one of their own win the Giro d’Italia

'I had the tingles,' says Chris Hamilton of hearing of historic win, while Lucas Hamilton is 'proud to be an Aussie and proud of Jai.'


4 months ago

Giro d’Italia: Ben Tulett impressive in ‘surreal’ grand tour debut

Young Briton Ben Tulett’s longest race before the Giro was eight days, and says he learned a huge amount from working for Ineos leader Richard Carapaz.


4 months ago

Mikel Landa happy with first grand tour podium for seven years at Giro d’Italia

Bahrain Victorious rider says he will likely ride the Tour de France after a strong Giro performance that’s boosted his motivation.


4 months ago

Giro d’Italia: Jai Hindley spurred on to pink jersey success by 2020 disappointment

The Australian says he's been working on his TT skills since moving to Bora-Hansgrohe over the winter.


4 months ago

Richard Carapaz: ‘It’s been a peculiar Giro d’Italia but I’m very happy with it’

Giro runner-up Richard Carapaz says one bad day cost him the race, switches focus to the Vuelta a España.


4 months ago

Jai Hindley distances past with Giro d’Italia victory: ‘I didn’t know if I was going to wear pink again’

Hindley breaks new ground as first Australian Giro d'Italia champion, buries memories of near-miss in 2020.


4 months ago

Giro d’Italia stage 21: Jai Hindley crowned champion, Matteo Sobrero powers to TT stage win

National TT champ Sobrero dominates to bring Italy its fifth stage win, Hindley scores first-ever maglia rosa for both Bora-Hansgrohe and Australia.


4 months ago

Ineos boss: We didn’t know Richard Carapaz was struggling on decisive mountain stage of Giro d’Italia

'Everything was going to plan on the Fedaia, Richard said he was feeling good,' says Ineos Grenadiers manager Rod Ellingworth.


4 months ago

Vincenzo Nibali was ‘hoping for a little more’ in final Giro d’Italia

The Italian will likely finish the race in fourth place overall but he wanted to bow out with a stage victory.


4 months ago

Giro d’Italia stage 21 preview: Specialists seek victory as Hindley looks to hold pink

The 17.4km test against the clock is similar to the 2019 Verona TT, but packs in 200 meters more of climbing.


4 months ago

Who starts when? Giro d’Italia stage 21 time trial start times

From TT stars Matteo Sobrero and Thymen Arensman to pink jersey rivals Richard Carapaz and Jai Hindley, here are the start times for the Verona closer.


4 months ago

Giro d’Italia: ‘I didn’t have the best feelings’ says Mikel Landa of the Marmolada stage

Bahrain-Victorious captain gained time on Richard Carapaz and will go into the Verona TT 26 seconds behind the Ecuadorian.


4 months ago

Giro d’Italia: Jai Hindley puts bad year behind him with ’emotional’ pink jersey

The Australian goes into the final time trial with a 1:25 lead over Richard Carapaz.


4 months ago

Video: Giro d’Italia stage 20 race highlights – Rewatch the crucial GC battle

Jai Hindley seizes control of pink jersey while Alessandro Covi takes the stage win.


4 months ago

Giro d’Italia: Who lost time as Jai Hindley seizes control with stage 20 stunner

Richard Carapaz crumbled out of pink in dramatic day in the Dolomites, but what else happened in the top-10? Here's an analysis.


4 months ago

Bradley Wiggins: I could tell Richard Carapaz was in trouble on the Giro d’Italia climbs

'I could sense through his body language that he wasn’t on a good day,' says former Tour de France winner.


4 months ago

4 months ago

Giro d’Italia stage 20: Covi wins with long break as Carapaz cracks and Hindley surges to pink

Covi scores with 50km solo move, overnight leader Carapaz loses wheel to Hindley in final three kilometers in dramatic GC overturn.


4 months ago

4 months ago

How to watch the 2022 Giro d’Italia: Online, streaming, and on television

Here's how to watch the race for the maglia rosa from a desktop computer, handheld or mobile device, TV, or smart streaming app.


4 months ago

Giro d’Italia Verona TT to serve nailbiting test of power and recovery: ‘No hiding place for fatigue’

A TT of pure strength Sunday could see 30-second gaps that rapidly erase any advantages forged in Saturday's mountain stage.


4 months ago

Pro bike gallery: Wilco Kelderman’s Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7

Take a closer look at the Bora-Hansgrohe GC rider's bike for the Giro d'Italia.


4 months ago

Giro d’Italia: ‘I didn’t know the final corner was so tight,’ says stage winner Bouwman

Jumbo-Visma’s GC challenge may have come to nothing, but Koen Bouwman provided plenty to celebrate with two stage wins and a likely king of the mountains prize.


4 months ago

Giro d’Italia: Attila Valter says corner in final 50m made finish ‘dangerous’

The Hungarian almost crashed after missing corner in the final meters of stage 19.


4 months ago

Richard Carapaz: The ‘final five kilometers of the Fedaia’ will decide this Giro d’Italia

After another day where the Giro’s three leading contenders couldn’t be split, Richard Carapaz insists that the final section of Saturday’s last mountain stage will produce a GC verdict.


4 months ago

Giro d’Italia: Going into final stage in pink would be a ‘dream scenario’ for Jai Hindley

Australian still sits three seconds back from the pink jersey Carapaz: 'We’ve got a tough day coming up tomorrow, I think that will be the big decider.'


4 months ago

Giro d’Italia stage 20 preview: The race’s ‘hardest day’ set to finish atop fearsome Fedaia pass

Three huge Dolomite passes, two trips to thin air, and a fearsome final 5km look set to split the GC contenders on the Giro’s penultimate day.


4 months ago

Giro d’Italia stage 19: Koen Bouwman climbs out of break for mountaintop victory, GC top-3 hit stalemate

Richard Carapaz, Jai Hindley, Mikel Landa hit the line together after last-corner crash wipes out Andrea Vendrame and Attila Valter.


4 months ago

Romain Bardet back to training for first time since Giro d’Italia abandon

The Frenchman left the Giro d'Italia in the second week after falling sick.


4 months ago

Giro d’Italia: Richie Porte abandons mid-way through Friday’s key mountain stage

Ineos Grenadiers superdomestique was spotted vomiting after losing contact early in key mountain stage.


4 months ago

Arnaud Démare dismayed at final Giro d’Italia sprint: ‘Quick-Step helped us but other sprint teams held back’

Groupama-FDJ sprinter mixes disappointment at not being able to sprint and pride in his team for its efforts in failed stage 18 chase.


4 months ago

Will Barta relishing new challenges brought by Giro d’Italia

The American rider has been supporting a GC rider for the first time, but he's also hoping for his own opportunities with the final time trial.


4 months ago

From coma to Giro d’Italia stage winner: Dries De Bondt is a comeback story for the ages

The Belgian is loving every moment of his racing career after he came close to losing it all following a crash in 2014 that left him in a coma.


4 months ago

Richie Porte’s Giro d’Italia blog: The time for shadow-boxing is over

'On Saturday we’re going to high altitude and that’s Richard Carapaz's playground,' Australian writes in his exclusive VeloNews blog.


4 months ago

Giro d’Italia stage 19 preview: Devilishly difficult climbs await

The second half of the stage is packed with testing climbs, notably the Kolovrat, before the short and sharp uphill finale to the Santuario di Castelmonte.


4 months ago

Giro d’Italia: ‘The guys in the break were super smart,’ says DSM director Matt Winston

Quick-Step director Davide Bramati says the four escapees were stronger than the bunch and the only way to catch them was if he’d used his car to lead the chase behind them.


4 months ago

Giro d’Italia: Richard Carapaz has ‘100 percent’ confidence in his pink jersey bid

The Ecuadorian goes into the final three stages with a three-second lead over Jai Hindley.


4 months ago

Giro d’Italia: Late mechanical for Jai Hindley but no time loss

Australian was dropped in the finale but hangs onto second overall as mechanical took place inside the final 3km.


4 months ago

Giro d’Italia: Mathieu van der Poel targets TT but won’t go over his limits with Tour de France in view

Dutch rider went on the attack in the mountains, and now looks ahead to the final TT of the race.


4 months ago

BikeExchange-Jayco isn’t done yet in the Giro d’Italia

No word yet if Simon Yates will refocus on Tour de France as team tries to squeeze something out of closing days of Giro d'Italia.


4 months ago

What to do with sprinters in grand tours? Peloton’s fleetest riders feeling the pinch

Giro di Hoody: These are hard times for sprinters facing reduced opportunities across ever more challenging grand tours.


4 months ago

João Almeida out of the Giro d’Italia after COVID-19 diagnosis

The 23-year-old Portuguese rider was poised in fourth overall in GC ahead of stage 18.


4 months ago

Dan Martin’s Giro d’Italia analysis: Who will blink first in pink jersey battle still too close to call?

Saturday's mountain finish at Fedaia is a real grinder and it's during the Giro's 'epic' third week that reveals a rider's true character.


4 months ago

Giro d’Italia: Patience the key for Santiago Buitrago in breakthrough stage win

After surviving a crash on stage 17, Buitrago timed his chase to perfection on the final climb to take victory.


4 months ago

Giro d’Italia stage 18 preview: Focus switches back to Mark Cavendish and Arnaud Démare

Five stages on from their last thrilling battle into Cuneo, sprinters Arnaud Démare and Mark Cavendish get a final chance for glory as the Giro heads for Treviso


4 months ago

Video: Giro d’Italia stage 17 race highlights

Want to see Mathieu van der Poel on the attack in the high Alps? This is the place to do it.


4 months ago

Giro d’Italia: Mission accomplished for Mikel Landa in slow burn for pink

Bahrain Victorious wins the stage and positions Mikel Landa into a virtual spot on the podium going into the Giro's final decisive stages.


4 months ago

Giro d’Italia: João Almeida admits pink jersey is ‘almost impossible,’ but he’s still in podium fight

The UAE Team Emirates rider loses more than a minute to the top GC riders on stage 17 and slips off the virtual podium.


4 months ago

Richie Porte: ‘Richard Carapaz wants this Giro d’Italia more than anybody else’

Australian says that it’s easy to commit fully to Richard Carapaz because "he’s a great leader".


4 months ago

‘Every second counts’ as Jai Hindley fights for Giro d’Italia pink jersey

The Australian is running out of time to claw back time on Richard Carapaz but he believes the penultimate stage will prove decisive.


4 months ago

Mathieu van der Poel rips up script with ‘all-or-nothing’ mountain raid at Giro d’Italia

Strapping Dutchman surpasses all expectations with breakaway antics in the high Alps of stage 17.


4 months ago

Richard Carapaz: This Giro d’Italia will be decided on the ‘smallest details’

Ineos Grenadiers captain keeps hold of three-second lead in the overall classification in taught battle with rival Jai Hindley.


4 months ago

Giro d’Italia: Which GC riders lost time on stage 17 as battle for pink becomes three-horse race

Richard Carapaz, Jai Hindley confirm status as two 'capi' of the Giro, Mikel Landa claws into podium range as João Almeida loses 1:10 on final climb.


4 months ago

Giro d’Italia: Santiago Buitrago survives crash to take stunning stage 17 win

Vincenzo Nibali and João Almeida lose time in the overall standings as podium starts to take shape.


4 months ago

Giro d’Italia: Simon Yates abandons race with knee injury

British climber and double stage winner abandons Giro after struggling with 'edema of the bony spongiosa of the patella' since stage 4.


4 months ago

Max Richeze nears final career leadout at Giro d’Italia

UAE Team Emirates veteran will retire when the Giro finishes in Verona but is hoping to set up sprinter Fernando Gaviria for an elusive stage win before he bows out.


4 months ago

Domenico Pozzovivo on Giro d’Italia crash, GC losses: ‘I was unlucky in that moment, my career is like that’

Intermarché-Wanty's motley crew of pick 'n' mix riders blend success and heartbreak as Hirt buries his Mortirolo miss and Pozzovivo loses time.


4 months ago

João Almeida: I was a ‘little bit weaker’ than the others on Giro d’Italia stage 16

UAE Team Emirates GC challenger loses 14 seconds to the pink jersey but holds onto third place.


4 months ago

Giro d’Italia stage 17 essential preview: The mountain tests keep coming

Stage 17 features the Vetriolo pass where Andy Hampsten wrapped up the 1988 Giro d’Italia title, followed by the testing ascent to Monterovere.


4 months ago

Video: Giro d’Italia stage 16 race highlights

Recall a day of high drama in the high mountains as the Giro d'Italia kicks into its decisive final week.


4 months ago

Bouwman puts back problem behind him to close on Giro d’Italia’s mountains jersey

After spending two consecutive mountain stages in the break, Jumbo-Visma’s Koen Bouwman has the climbers’ title in his sights despite a back issue he blamed on riding his aero bike


4 months ago

Joe Dombrowski: Working for Vincenzo Nibali at Giro d’Italia is like ‘riding with Kobe Bryant’

The American said the 'Giro is really starting' this week as GC fight ramps up.


4 months ago

Jai Hindley edges closer to Giro d’Italia lead but can’t drop Caparaz or Landa

The three strongest climbers in the race are evenly matched but Hindley is closing in on pink.


4 months ago

Mikel Landa and Pello Bilbao vow to keep on pressing until Giro d’Italia finale

Pello Bilbao said it was 'a shame' that Bahrain Victorious didn’t gain more from their aggressive performance to Aprica, while Mikel Landa pledged to keep taking the fight to his rivals.


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Giro d'Italia Writers

Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson is the Editor in Chief at VeloNews.com. Before that, he was the EIC at Cyclingnews between 2008 and 2022. Originally from Ireland but based in the UK, he has reported from over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several world championships across Europe, three editions of the Tour Down Under, the Spring Classics, the London 2012 Olympic Games, and numerous other major cycling events. Daniel plans the global race and news coverage for VeloNews and works alongside the rest of the excellent editorial team in ensuring that the site’s reporting delivers to its loyal and respected readership. Rides: Pinarello, Cinelli, and Cannondale.

Andrew Hood

Andrew Hood, aka “EuroHoody,” is the VeloNews European editor. Since joining VeloNews in 2002, he’s been chasing bike races all over the world.

James Startt

With 30 Tours de France under his belt, James Startt is the senior American journalist in the pressroom of the Tour and author of Tour de France/Tour de Force, the first English history of the great French race. James focuses on the human element, telling the stories of the many people behind the scenes as well as the world’s best riders.

Betsy Welch

Betsy is a senior editor at VeloNews. Before that, she was a Spanish teacher and most recently, a Registered Nurse working in community health. She’s been freelancing about bikes and other outdoors and health-related topics for over a decade. When she’s not riding or writing, Betsy adores traveling. In 2016, she started, and will one day finish, bikepacking the length of the Baja Divide.

Sadhbh O'Shea

Based in the cycling haven of the Isle of Man, Sadhbh O’Shea has been writing about cycling for almost 10 years. She has covered too many bike races to count, including eight grand tours and a whole host of monuments.

Jim Cotton

Jim is a UK-based editor and reporter. With experience on the ground at the Giro d’Italia, Paris-Roubaix, Strade Bianche, road worlds, UAE Tour and many others, Jim has worked some of the biggest races in the world. Like any aspirational WorldTour rookie, he knows that a Tour de France debut is around the corner. Jim covers a lot of race reports while also focussing on deep dives into the dynamics, personalities and training at the top of the sport. And where are many of those story ideas dreamed up? While out training for trail running races – but don’t hold that against him.

Ben Delaney

Ben is the executive editor of VeloNews. He has been working in cycling media since 2000, after racing and studying journalism at the University of New Mexico. He has previously worked as VeloNews editor in chief, BikeRadar U.S. editor in chief, Specialized global brand communications manager, and VeloNews managing editor. He has traveled the world covering races like the Tour de France and the Tour of Flanders, and he now focuses on tech and training content.

How to Watch the 2022 Giro d’Italia

For 2022: GCN+ is showing the race in North America. Those of you in Europe have more options.

Inside the United States and Canada

Cycling fans in the U.S.A. and Canada can watch the Giro streamed through GCN+. The $49 annual subscription will allow you to watch via a web browser, the mobile app, or a smart tv app.

Daily coverage begins as early as 5:00 a.m. EDT daily. You’ll want to check the specific broadcast time for each stage, since there is some variability in the start times of the daily broadcast.

Outside the United States and Canada

GCN+ will show the race in Europe, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Eurosport will show the race in Europe. Other options include Rai Sport in Italy, L'Equipe TV in France, and Sporza in Belgium.

More details on how to watch the 2022 Giro d'Italia here.