The first Grand Tour of the season, the Tour of Italy 2022, kicked off on Thursday May 5th and will run until Sunday May 29th. It will be a spectacle of exceptional protagonists testing each other on some of the wildest mountain passes in the world.
The 105th edition of the Corsa Rosa took place in three stages in Hungary to begin with, also featuring mountains such as Etna, Mortirolo and Passo Fedaia as well as 26.3 km of time trials.
The likes of Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers), Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Mikel Landa (Bahrain Victorious) battle through the three-week race, along with many other star names.
Cyclingnews will bring you comprehensive reports, results, news, interviews and analysis throughout the Giro d’Italia. Read on to find out how to watch the Giro d’Italia live, wherever you are, with ExpressVPN (opens in a new tab).
Other big names in the GC and climbers of the Giro d’Italia 2022 include Vincenzo Nibali (Astana Qazaqstan), Richie Porte (Ineos Grenadiers), Guillaume Martin (Cofidis), Domenico Pozzovivo (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert), Emanuel Buchmann (Bora -Hansgrohe), Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), Pello Bilbao (Bahrain Victorious) and Hugh Carthy (EF Education-EasyPost).
The sprinter roster, meanwhile, includes Mark Cavendish (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl), Phil Bauhaus (Bahrain Victorious), Alberto Dainese (Team DSM) and Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates), while Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix ) is also among the racing stars.
Three days at a historic first start in Hungary kicked off the race, while the peloton’s three-week race also includes two time trials, a handful of hilly stages, seven mountain stages – including five summit finishes – on the road to Verona at the end of three weeks.
Discover our complete route guide here, as well as a look at best suitorsand our full race overview.
Image 1 of 2
How to watch the Giro d’Italia in the US, UK or Europe
The Giro d’Italia 2022 will be broadcast in the UK and across Europe on Discovery+ (opens in a new tab), which carries live Eurosport coverage. A subscription to Discovery+ costs £6.99/$9.15 per month, or £59.99/$78.51 for a 12 month subscription.
The races will be broadcast in the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and select other territories on Google+ Network (opens in a new tab), with a one-year subscription priced at £39.99. In Australia, the national broadcaster SBS (opens in a new tab) will also broadcast live coverage.
Be in sports (opens in a new tab) will also broadcast the race in the United States. The network is available through several cable subscriptions and (like NBC Sports, see below) is also accessible over IP, via smart TV, or any other smart device, via TV Sling (opens in a new tab) ($35 per month with the first month reduced by $10) or Fubo TV (opens in a new tab) ($64.99 per month) – both services also offer free trials.
As well as Eurosport and GCN+ coverage of the race in the UK, the Welsh broadcaster S4C (opens in a new tab) will also host every stage live as the only free-to-air broadcaster in the country to do so.
Host broadcaster Rai Sport (opens in a new tab) will broadcast the race in Italy with analysis before and after the stage, including the famous Processo alla Tappa.
Other options in Europe include (Italy), France Television (opens in a new tab), TV Team (opens in a new tab) (France), LIT (Netherlands), RTBF (opens in a new tab) and Sporza (opens in a new tab) (Belgium), EITB (opens in a new tab) (Basque Country), and RTVE (opens in a new tab) (Spain).
We’ll keep you up to date with ‘How to Watch’ guides throughout the season, with other broadcasters showing races over the year, including Flobikes (opens in a new tab) (A one-year subscription costs $150 in the US and $209.99 in Canada) and NBC Sports (opens in a new tab) via Peacock Premium ($4.99 per month in the US).
If you live outside of a broadcast area or are on vacation outside of your country and find that live streams are geo-restricted, you can get around this by simulating returning to your home country via a ” virtual private network”, or VPN, for your laptop, tablet or mobile.
Our sister site TechRadar has tested hundreds of VPNs and recommends the number one VPN currently available as VPN Express. With ExpressVPN (opens in a new tab)you can watch on many devices at once, including smart TVs, Fire TV Stick, PC, Mac, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, tablets, etc.
Giro d’Italia timetables
|May 6||Step 1||Budapest – Visegrad||195km|
|May 7||2nd step||Budapest – Budapest (ITT)||9.2km|
|May 8||Step 3||Kaposvar – Balatonfured||201km|
|May 9||Day off|
|May 10||Step 4||Avola-Etna||166km|
|May 11||Step 5||Catania – Messina||172km|
|May 12||Step 6||Palmi-Scalea||192km|
|May 13||Step 7||Diamante – Potenza||198km|
|May 14||Step 8||Napoli – Napoli||149km|
|May 15||Step 9||Isernia – Blockhouse||187km|
|May 16||Day off|
|May 17||Step 10||Pescara – Jesi||194km|
|May 18||Step 11||Santarcangelo di Romagna – Reggio Emilia||201km|
|May 19||Step 12||Parma – Genoa||186km|
|May 20||Step 13||Sanremo – Cuneo||157km|
|May 21||Step 14||Santena – Torino||153km|
|May 22||Step 15||Rivarolo Canavese – Cogne||177km|
|May 23||Day off|
|May 24||Step 16||Salo – Aprica||200km|
|May 25||Step 17||Bridge of Legno – Lavarone||165km|
|May 26||Step 18||Borgo Valsugana – Treviso||146km|
|May 27||Step 19||Marano Lagoon – Santuario di Castelmonte||178km|
|May 28||Step 20||Belluno – Passo Fedaia||167km|
|May 29||Step 21||Verona – Verona (ITT)||17.1km|