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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: Jai Hindley takes major stage 9 win on Blockhaus as GC takes shape

Richard Carapaz crosses the line third Sunday. (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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.

Giro d'Italia video highlights

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Giro d'Italia 2022: Race features and news

Giro d'Italia 2022: The race favorites

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

Latest Giro d’Italia News

9 hours ago

Giro di Hoody: Is the 2022 Giro d’Italia too boring?

Fans shouldn't give up on this Giro just yet. There might be some boring moments, but the 2022 Giro isn't even half over. In fact, the fun hasn't even started yet. 

11 hours ago

Richie Porte’s Giro d’Italia blog: Not everyone on Blockhaus had the same finish line

Australian takes VeloNews readers into the action, and his strategy, on the summit finish.

17 hours ago

Eddie Dunbar puts Giro d’Italia selection woes behind him to take Tour de Hongrie win

'I was hoping to do the Giro d’Italia this season, but coming back from that disappointment I stayed on it' says Irish climber.

18 hours ago

Gianni Savio and his Drone Hoppers hunt for the least-known classifications at the Giro d’Italia

‘Kilometers in Fuga’ and ‘Traguardo Volante’ competitions give Drone Hopper opportunities for prizes in a peloton with far deeper purse-strings.

19 hours ago

Giro d’Italia week two preview: Saving the best for last

A series of sprint chances and transition stages will keep the suspense going into the final mountain stages.

20 hours ago

João Almeida climbs into second at Giro d’Italia on a ‘bad day’

'I didn't have the legs today' — UAE Team Emirates star keeps his podium hopes after suffering up Blockhaus climb.

22 hours ago

Vincenzo Nibali and Dominico Pozzovivo rattle the Giro d’Italia cage

Aging war horses carry Italian pride into the second week of a Giro d'Italia that's so far without an Italian stage winner.

1 day ago

Mikel Landa crashes but confirms Giro d’Italia intentions

'Landismo' lives — anything is still possible in this Giro as Landa bounces back from crash.

1 day ago

Video: Giro d’Italia stage 9 highlights

Blockbuster stage on the Blockhaus on stage 9 of the Giro d'Italia.

1 day ago

Dan Martin’s Giro d’Italia analysis: No hiding place on Blockhaus

Dan Martin watches the Giro d'Italia come to life on the summit finish of Blockhaus and takes VeloNews readers inside the mind of a racer.

1 day ago

Ineos Grenadiers unleashes the Sky train at Giro d’Italia: ‘We’re all here to do the job for Carapaz’

Richie Porte and Ineos Grenadiers at center of bruising ascent on the Blockhaus.

1 day ago

Giro d’Italia: Joe Dombrowski last man standing in Blockhaus breakaway

Astana-Qazaqstan climber rides into another breakaway that was doomed by the GC teams: 'It's always the peloton that decides.'

1 day ago

Jai Hindley relishes ‘beautiful’ return to winner’s circle at Giro d’Italia

Hindley emerges from season lost to sicknesses and saddlesores to vault into GC contention in race where he first flashed his grand tour potential.

1 day ago

Giro d’Italia: Richard Carapaz finding it crowded at the top

Ineos Grenadiers applied the pressure on the Blockhaus summit but Carapaz finds company from Landa and Bardet.

1 day ago

Giro d’Italia: Which GC riders lost time on the epic Blockhaus mountain stage

Simon Yates and Wilco Kelderman see their hopes fade after an epic day at the Giro d'Italia.

2 days ago

Simon Yates sees Giro d’Italia challenge collapse on Blockhaus

British climber dropped on the final climb, loses minutes to GC rivals.

2 days ago

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

Australian takes the stage win on a key GC day that sees Simon Yates drop out of contention.

2 days ago

How to watch the 2022 Giro d’Italia stage 9: 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.

2 days ago

Giro d’Italia stage 9: Hugh Carthy expecting ‘pure attacks’ on key Blockhaus stage

British rider looking to move up ahead of second Giro d'Italia rest day.

2 days ago

Video: Giro d’Italia stage 8 highlights of breakaway masterclass from Thomas De Gendt

Watch as the veteran Lotto-Soudal rider wins from the break to ease his team's woes at the Giro d'Italia.

Giro d’Italia Writers

Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson is the Editor in Chief at 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.