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How to watch the 2022 Giro d'Italia – Live streaming

POTENZA ITALY MAY 13 LR Fabio Felline of Italy and Team Astana Qazaqstan William Barta of United States and Movistar Team and Juan Pedro Lpez of Spain and Team Trek Segafredo Pink Leader Jersey compete during the 105th Giro dItalia 2022 Stage 7 a 196km stage from Diamante to Potenza 717m Giro WorldTour on May 13 2022 in Potenza Italy Photo by Michael SteeleGetty Images
Juan Pedro López (Trek-Segafredo) in the leader's maglia rosa on stage 7 (Image credit: Michael SteeleGetty Images)

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.

Check out our full route guide here, as well as a look at the top contenders, and our comprehensive race preview.

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The map of the 2022 GIro d'Italia (Image credit: RCS Sport)
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The profile of the 2022 Giro d'Italia (Image credit: RCS Sport)

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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.

Other options around Europe include  (Italy), France TV, L'Equipe TV (France), NOS (Netherlands), RTBF and Sporza (Belgium), EITB (Basque Country), and RTVE (Spain).

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 6Stage 1Budapest - Visegrád195km
May 7Stage 2Budapest - Budapest (ITT)9.2km
May 8Stage 3Kaposvár - Balatonfüred201km
May 9Rest day
May 10Stage 4Avola - Etna166km
May 11Stage 5Catania - Messina172km
May 12Stage 6Palmi - Scalea192km
May 13Stage 7Diamante - Potenza198km
May 14Stage 8Napoli - Napoli149km
May 15Stage 9Isernia - Blockhaus187km
May 16Rest day
May 17Stage 10Pescara - Jesi194km
May 18Stage 11Santarcangelo di Romagna - Reggio Emilia201km
May 19Stage 12Parma - Genova186km
May 20Stage 13Sanremo - Cuneo157km
May 21Stage 14Santena - Torino153km
May 22Stage 15Rivarolo Canavese - Cogne177km
May 23Rest day
May 24Stage 16Salò - Aprica200km
May 25Stage 17Ponte di Legno - Lavarone165km
May 26Stage 18Borgo Valsugana - Treviso146km
May 27Stage 19Marano Lagunare - Santuario di Castelmonte178km
May 28Stage 20Belluno - Passo Fedaia167km
May 29Stage 21Verona - Verona (ITT)17.1km
Daniel Ostanek
Daniel Ostanek

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.