Giro d'Italia 2022 Route
This year will be the 105th edition of the Giro d'Italia 2022. The round lasts 23 days, starting May 6 in Budapest and finishing May 29 in Verona. The Giro d'Italia is considered one of the toughest rounds in the world. With seven sprint stages, six hill stages, six mountain stages and two exciting time trials, a varied course awaits.
History Giro d'Italia
The Giro d'Italia has been run annually since 1909. The tour was created by the popular sports newspaper Gazette dello Sport, as an Italian counterpart to the Tour de France. The newspaper always appears on a distinctive pink paper. That is why the leader in the general classification also wears a pink jersey. In keeping with national pride, the Giro was always won by an Italian until 1950. Even today, the Italians dominate the round. Since the 1930s, the Giro d'Italia has become a lot harder. From then on, mountain stages such as the Alps and the Dolomites were included in the route. In 1933 the mountains classification was added and since 1966 there is also a points classification.
Standings and jerseys
The Tour of Italy has four classifications with matching jerseys. The pink jersey is considered the most important.
- Maglia Rosa: the pink jersey for the leader in the general classification.
- Maglia Ciclamino: the purple jersey for the leader in the points classification.
- Maglia Azzurra: the blue jersey for the best climber.
- Maglia Bianca: for the best young rider up to 25 years old.
2022 Giro d'Italia route
The Giro d'Italia 2022 starts on Friday 6 May and finishes on Sunday 29 May. Through a mix of long stages, flat parts, time trials and climbs. The first three stages will take place in Hungary. Then the pink caravan moves to Italian soil for the last three weeks. The Giro d'Italia consists of 21 stages over 23 days. Below is an overview of the stages per week. Read a comprehensive overview of all stages of the Giro d'Italia 2022.
The first stage goes from Budapest to a spirited finish in Visegrád before the time trialists take over the streets of Budapest in the second stage. The finish is on Szentháromság tér, or Holy Trinity Square, after a short and sharp climb. The third stage is driven across the flat country from Kaposvár to Balatonfüred, a coastal town on Lake Balaton. Then there is a rest day to move the entire circus to southern Italy. In Sicily, the Giro continues with stage 4, where Mount Etna is immediately climbed. The 5th stage finishes in Messina before the pink caravan reaches the mainland on stage 6 with a finish in Scalea. The race continues north on stage 7, which will be a demanding race through the mid-mountain range with a total ascent of 4,500 meters. Stage 8 is a bumpy course in and around Naples. The climbing intensifies on stage 9 with a double dose and summit finish at Blockhaus, where Nairo Quintana soloed to victory in 2017, 24 seconds ahead of Thibaut Pinot and Tom Dumoulin.
Stage 10 is flat in the first half and hilly in the second, before stage 11 is likely to see a bunch sprint in Reggio Emilia. Stage 12 will be another tough test with a downhill finish in Genoa, while stage 13 from San Remo heads to a likely bunch sprint in Cuneo. Stage 14 is a tricky ride in the hills east of Turin with a downhill finish. Sunday's 15th stage is a mountainous stage with an uphill finish in Cogne in the Valle d'Aosta.
The last week is also the toughest. This week's first stage, stage 16, crosses the Mortirolo and the Passo di Santa Christina before a downhill finish in Aprica. Stage 17 ends in Lavarone, shortly after the climb of Monte Rovere, a 7.9 kilometer climb with an average gradient of no less than 9.9 percent. Stage 18 crosses mostly flat terrain from Borgo Valsigana to Treviso before stage 19 features 3,230m of elevation gain and an uphill finish to the Santuario di Castelmonte. The 20th stage includes two climbs that were not included in the 2020 stage in Cortina d'Ampezzo due to bad weather: the Passo Pordoi and the Passo Fedaia. The 14 kilometer final climb at 7.6% serves up a hard second half with only double-digit gradients. On May 29, the race ends with a time trial in Verona. It will consist of 17.1 kilometers. Excitement guaranteed!
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