The first Grand Tour of the season, the 2022 Giro d'Italia, got underway on Thursday, May 5 and runs until Sunday, May 29. It's set to be a spectacle of exceptional protagonists testing one another on some of the world's most savage mountain passes.
The 105th edition of the Corsa Rosa will take in three stages in Hungary to start, also featuring mountains such as Etna, the Mortirolo, and Passo Fedaia along the way as well as 26.3km of time trials.
We'll see the likes of Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers), Simon Yates (BikeExchange-Jayco), and Mikel Landa (Bahrain Victorious) do battle throughout the three-week race, as well as numerous other star names.
Cyclingnews will bring you full reports, results, news, interviews, and analysis throughout the Giro d'Italia. Read on to find out how to watch the Giro d'Italia via live stream, no matter your location, with ExpressVPN.
Other major GC names in the mix at the 2022 Giro d'Italia include João Almeida (UAE Team Emirates), Richie Porte (Ineos Grenadiers), Guillaume Martin (Cofidis), Romain Bardet (Team DSM), Wilco Kelderman (Bora-Hansgrohe), Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), and Hugh Carthy (EF Education-EasyPost).
The sprinter lineup, meanwhile, includes Mark Cavendish (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl), Giacomo Nizzolo (Israel-Premier Tech), Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal), Phil Bauhaus (Bahrain Victorious), Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates), and Biniam Girmay (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert), while Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) is also racing.
Three days in a historic first start in Hungary kick off the race, with the peloton set to visit 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.
How to watch the Giro d'Italia in the USA, UK or Europe
The 2022 Giro d'Italia will be broadcast in the United Kingdom and around Europe on Discovery+, which carries Eurosport's live coverage. A subscription to Discovery+ costs £6.99/$9.15 per month, or £59.99/$78.51 for a 12-month pass.
The races will be aired in the United Kingdom, Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia and in select other territories on GCN+, with a year’s subscription costing £39.99. In Australia, national broadcaster SBS will also carry live coverage.
Bein Sports will also air the race in the USA. The network is available via several cable subscriptions and (like NBC Sports, see below) can also be accessed over IP, via smart TV, or any other smart device, via SlingTV ($35 per month with the first month discounted by $10) or FuboTV ($64.99 per month) – both services offer free trials, too.
In addition to the Eurosport and GCN+ coverage of the race in the UK, Welsh broadcaster S4C will also be hosting each stage live as the only free-to-air broadcaster in the country to do so.
Host broadcaster Rai Sport will air the race in Italy with pre- and post-stage analysis including the famous Processo alla Tappa.
We'll keep you updated with out 'How to Watch' guides throughout the season, with other broadcasters airing races during the year including Flobikes (A year's subscription costs $150 in the US and $209.99 in Canada) and NBC Sports via Peacock Premium ($4.99 per month in the US).
If you live outside a broadcast zone or are on holiday outside your country and find that the live streams to be geo-restricted, you can get around this by simulating being back in your home country via a 'virtual private network', or VPN, for your laptop, tablet or mobile.
Our sister site TechRadar tested hundreds of VPNs and recommends the number-one VPN currently available as Express VPN. With ExpressVPN, you can watch on many devices at once including Smart TVs, Fire TV Stick, PC, Mac, iPhone, Android phone, iPads, tablets, etc.
Giro d'Italia schedule
|May 6||Stage 1||Budapest - Visegrád||195km|
|May 7||Stage 2||Budapest - Budapest (ITT)||9.2km|
|May 8||Stage 3||Kaposvár - Balatonfüred||201km|
|May 9||Rest day|
|May 10||Stage 4||Avola - Etna||166km|
|May 11||Stage 5||Catania - Messina||172km|
|May 12||Stage 6||Palmi - Scalea||192km|
|May 13||Stage 7||Diamante - Potenza||198km|
|May 14||Stage 8||Napoli - Napoli||149km|
|May 15||Stage 9||Isernia - Blockhaus||187km|
|May 16||Rest day|
|May 17||Stage 10||Pescara - Jesi||194km|
|May 18||Stage 11||Santarcangelo di Romagna - Reggio Emilia||201km|
|May 19||Stage 12||Parma - Genova||186km|
|May 20||Stage 13||Sanremo - Cuneo||157km|
|May 21||Stage 14||Santena - Torino||153km|
|May 22||Stage 15||Rivarolo Canavese - Cogne||177km|
|May 23||Rest day|
|May 24||Stage 16||Salò - Aprica||200km|
|May 25||Stage 17||Ponte di Legno - Lavarone||165km|
|May 26||Stage 18||Borgo Valsugana - Treviso||146km|
|May 27||Stage 19||Marano Lagunare - Santuario di Castelmonte||178km|
|May 28||Stage 20||Belluno - Passo Fedaia||167km|
|May 29||Stage 21||Verona - Verona (ITT)||17.1km|
Daniel Ostanek is production editor at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired as staff writer. Before Cyclingnews, he was published in numerous publications around the cycling world, including Procycling, CyclingWeekly, CyclingTips, Cyclist, and Rouleur, among others. As well as reporting and writing news and features, Daniel runs the 'How to watch' content throughout the season.
Daniel has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, and has interviewed a number of the sport's biggest stars, including Egan Bernal, Wout van Aert, Remco Evenepoel, Mark Cavendish, and Anna van der Breggen. Daniel rides a 2002 Landbouwkrediet Colnago C40 and his favourite races are Strade Bianche and the Vuelta a España.
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