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Team Treks Italian rider Giulio Ciccone celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 15th stage of the Giro dItalia 2022 cycling race 177 kilometers from Rivarolo Canavese Piedmont to Cogne Aosta Valley on May 22 2022 Photo by Luca Bettini AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images

Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo) soloed to the stage 15 victory of the Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Luca Bettini/Michael Steele/Getty Images)
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TURIN ITALY MAY 21 Simon Yates of United Kingdom and Team BikeExchange Jayco celebrates at finish line as stage winner during the 105th Giro dItalia 2022 Stage 14 a 147km stage from Santena to Torino Giro WorldTour on May 21 2022 in Turin Italy Photo by Michael SteeleGetty Images

Simon Yates (BikeExchange-Jayco) wins stage 14 (Image credit: Michael SteeleGetty Images)
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CUNEO ITALY MAY 20 Arnaud Demare of France and Team Groupama FDJ celebrates winning the stage on the podium ceremony after the 105th Giro dItalia 2022 Stage 13 a 150km stage from Sanremo to Cuneo 547m Giro WorldTour on May 20 2022 in Cuneo Italy Photo by Michael SteeleGetty Images

Groupama-FDJ's Arnaud Démare confirms it was his third stage win on Friday (stage 13) at this year's Giro (Image credit: Michael Steele/Getty Images)
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GENOA, ITALY - MAY 19: (L-R) Stefano Oldani of Italy and Team Alpecin - Fenix celebrates winning ahead of Lorenzo Rota of Italy and Team Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux during the 105th Giro d'Italia 2022, Stage 12 a 204km stage from Parma to Genova / #Giro / #WorldTour / on May 19, 2022 in Genoa, Italy. (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

Stefano Oldani (Alpecin-Fenix) wins stage 12 ahead of Lorenzo Rota (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux) and Gijs Leemreize (Jumbo-Visma) in Genoa (Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)
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REGGIO EMILIA, ITALY - MAY 18: Alberto Dainese of Italy and Team DSM celebrates at finish line as stage winner ahead of (L-R) Arnaud Demare of France and Team Groupama - FDJ Purple Points Jersey, Fernando Gaviria Rendon of Colombia and UAE Team Emirates and Simone Consonni of Italy and Team Cofidis during the 105th Giro d'Italia 2022, Stage 11 a 203km stage from Santarcangelo di Romagna to Reggio Emilia/ #Giro / #WorldTour / on May 18, 2022 in Reggio Emilia, Italy. (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

Alberto Dainese (Team DSM) took Italy's first victory of the 2022 Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)
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JESI ITALY MAY 17 Hailu Biniam Girmay of Eritrea and Team Intermarch Wanty Gobert Matriaux celebrates winning during the 105th Giro dItalia 2022 Stage 10 a 196km stage from Pescara to Jesi 95m Giro WorldTour on May 17 2022 in Jesi Italy Photo by Michael SteeleGetty Images

Biniam Girmay (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux) wins stage 10 at the Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Getty Images)
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BLOCKHAUS ITALY MAY 15 Jai Hindley of Australia and Team Bora Hansgrohe celebrates winning ahead of Richard Carapaz of Ecuador and Team INEOS Grenadiers and Romain Bardet of France and Team DSM during the 105th Giro dItalia 2022 Stage 9 a 191km stage from Isernia to Blockhaus 1664m Giro WorldTour on May 15 2022 in Blockhaus Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

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NAPOLI ITALY MAY 14 Thomas De Gendt of Belgium and Team Lotto Soudal celebrates winning ahead of Davide Gabburo of Italy and Team Bardiani CSF Faizane and Jorge Arcas Pea of Spain and Movistar Team during the 105th Giro dItalia 2022 Stage 8 a 153km stage from Napoli to Napoli Giro WorldTour on May 14 2022 in Napoli Italy Photo by Michael SteeleGetty Images

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POTENZA ITALY MAY 13 Koen Bouwman of Netherlands and Team Jumbo Visma celebrates winning 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 Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Koen Bouwman (Jumbo-Visma) (Image credit: Getty Images)
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SCALEA ITALY MAY 12 LR Arnaud Demare of France and Team Groupama FDJ Purple Points Jersey Hailu Biniam Girmay of Eritrea and Team Intermarch Wanty Gobert Matriaux and Caleb Ewan of Australia and Team Lotto Soudal sprint at finish line during the 105th Giro dItalia 2022 Stage 6 a 192km stage from Palmi to Scalea Giro WorldTour on May 12 2022 in Scalea Italy Photo by Michael SteeleGetty Images

Arnaud Demare and Caleb Ewan throw their bikes over the finish line on stage 6 at the Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Michael SteeleGetty Images)
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Team GroupamaFDJs French rider Arnaud Demare celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 4th stage of the Giro dItalia 2022 cycling race 174 kilometers between Catania and Messina Sicily on May 11 2022 Photo by Luca Bettini AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images

Arnaud Demare wins stage 5 at the Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Getty Images)
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ETNA PIAZZALE RIFUGIO SAPIENZA ITALY MAY 10 Lennard Kmna of Germany and Team Bora Hansgrohe celebrates at finish line as stage winner ahead of Juan Pedro Lpez of Spain and Team Trek Segafredo during the 105th Giro dItalia 2022 Stage 4 a 172km stage from Avola to Etna Piazzale Rifugio Sapienza 1899m Giro WorldTour on May 10 2022 in Etna Piazzale Rifugio Sapienza Italy Photo by Michael SteeleGetty Images

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BALATONFURED HUNGARY MAY 08 Mark Cavendish of United Kingdom and Team QuickStep Alpha Vinyl celebrates winning ahead of Arnaud Demare of France and Team Groupama FDJ Hailu Biniam Girmay of Eritrea and Team Intermarch Wanty Gobert Matriaux purple points jersey Fernando Gaviria Rendon of Colombia and UAE Team Emirates and Jakub Mareczko of Italy and Team Alpecin Fenix during the 105th Giro dItalia 2022 Stage 3 a 201km stage from Kaposvr to Balatonfred Giro WorldTour on May 08 2022 in Balatonfured Hungary Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images

Mark Cavendish records 16th career Giro stage win on day three (Image credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
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BUDAPEST HUNGARY MAY 07 Simon Yates of United Kingdom and Team BikeExchange Jayco celebrates winning the stage on the podium ceremony after the 105th Giro dItalia 2022 Stage 2 a 92km individual time trial stage from Budapest to Budapest ITT Giro WorldTour on May 07 2022 in Budapest Hungary Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Simon Yates (Team BikeExchange-Jayco) wins stage 2 ITT and moves to second overall behind Mathieu van der Poel (Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)
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VISEGRAD HUNGARY MAY 06 Mathieu Van Der Poel of Netherlands and Team Alpecin Fenix celebrates at podium as pink leader jersey winner during the 105th Giro dItalia 2022 Stage 1 a 195km stage from Budapest to Visegrd 337m Giro WorldTour on May 06 2022 in Visegrad Hungary Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images

Mathieu van der Poel takes the first leader's jersey at the Giro d'Italia after winning stage 1 (Image credit: Getty Images)

When is the Giro d'Italia 2022?

2022 Dates: May 6 to 29
Distance: 3,410.3km
Start: Budapest, Hungary, 12:40-17:00 CET
Finish: Verona, Italy, 13:55-17:00 CET

The 105th edition of the Giro d’Italia started on Friday, May 6, in Budapest, Hungary and ends on Sunday, May 29 in Verona. The Friday start of the Italian Grand Tour provides an extra rest day and transfer from Hungary to Italy, set to take place on Monday, May 9.

Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) took the maglia rosa at the last edition of the Giro, which saw him build his overall victory on the strade bianche of Tuscany and then on the climbs above the snow line of the Zoncolan and Passo Giau.

Italian Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious) fought to a second-place finish after three weeks of racing, and Simon Yates (Team BikeExchange) rounded out the podium in third overall.

Read below for a rundown on the action so far.

Giro d'Italia: Ciccone solos to Alpine breakaway win on stage 15

Giro d'Italia stage 15 - As it happened

Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo) soloed to the stage 15 victory of the Giro d'Italia, attacking the remains of the breakaway to ride the final 18km up the summit finish of Cogne alone. Santiago Buitrago (Bahrain Victorious) finished second and Antonio Pedrero (Movistar Team) finished third.

It was a hectic 80km battle for the breakaway to start the 177km stage from Rivarolo Canavese to Cogne. A large breakaway emerged that included 20-plus riders.

Ineos Grenadiers controlled the race on behalf of maglia rosa Richard Carapaz, who was involved in an early-race crash, but managed to get back on his bike with out any time loss.

Carapaz leads the general classification by seven seconds ahead of Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe) and 30 seconds ahead of João Almeida (UAE Team Emirates).

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Stage 14: Giro d'Italia: Simon Yates captures solo win on stage 14 in Turin / As it happened

Stage 13: Giro d'Italia: Démare makes it three on stage 13 / As it happened

Stage 12: Giro d'Italia: Oldani wins stage 12 from three-man breakaway

Stage 11: Dainese sprints to victory on stage 11

Stage 10: Girmay becomes first Black African rider to win a Grand Tour stage / As it happened

Stage 9: Jai Hindley triumphs on Blockhaus / As it happened

Stage 8: Thomas De Gendt wins stage 8 / As it happened

Stage 7: Bouwman wins stage 7 / As it happened

Stage 6: Démare pips Ewan in photo finish on Giro d'Italia stage 6 / As it happened

Stage 5: Démare wins stage 5 / As it happened

Stage 4: Kämna wins stage 4 atop Mount Etna / As it happened

Stage 3: Mark Cavendish wins stage 3 / As it happened

Stage 2: Simon Yates edges Van der Poel to win time trial / As it happened

Stage 1: Van der Poel wins crash-marred uphill sprint / As it happened

Where is the Giro d'Italia today?

The Giro d'Italia has a rest day on Monday and will resume Tuesday, May 24 with stage 15, a mountain day with 202km from Salò to Aprica. There are three monster climbs, including the storied Mortirolo, for 5,250 metres of climbing overall. 

The 2022 route has a few surprises, such as the longest stage at 201km that was on May 8 and just two time trials that total just over 26km, the lowest amount since 1962. Mountains are still king and the route is has many signature passes and summits on the menu, including Etna held today on stage 4, and the Blockhaus down south to the Mortirolo in week two, plus the Pordoi and Fedaia in the final week.

You can see the dates and routes for each stage of the Giro d'Italia in our complete Giro d'Italia stage guide.

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Giro d'Italia History

Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) earned the maglia rosa after 21 days of racing the 2021 Grand Tour. He covered the 3,479.9 kilometres just one minute 29 seconds ahead of Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious) who finished second overall. Third place was secured by Adam Yates (Team BikeExchange), 4:15 behind the Colombian rider.

The tradition of marking the GC leader with a pink jersey was recognised last year with the 90th anniversary of the iconic prize. The maglia rosa was introduced in 1931 by Armando Cougnet, a journalist at La Gazzetta dello Sport, who had created the Giro d'Italia 20 years earlier. The idea was to make the race leader easier to identify in the peloton by race officials and the roadside fans. 

Eddy Merckx holds the record of 78 days in the pink jersey, followed by Francesco Moser with 57 and Gino Bartali with 50. Legendary riders who have worn the maglia rosa over the years include Gino Bartali, Fausto Coppi, Charly Gaul, Felice Gimondi, Eddy Merckx, Francesco Moser, Bernard Hinault, Laurent Fignon, Marco Pantani and others.

Giro d'Italia 2022 teams

  • AG2R Citroën
  • Astana Qazaqstan
  • Bahrain Victorious
  • BikeExchange-Jayco
  • Bora-Hansgrohe
  • Cofidis
  • EF Education-EasyPost
  • Groupama-FDJ
  • Ineos Grenadiers
  • Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert
  • Israel-Premier Tech
  • Jumbo-Visma
  • Lotto Soudal
  • Movistar
  • QuickStep-AlphaVinyl
  • Team DSM
  • Trek-Segafredo
  • UAE Team Emirates
  • Alpecin-Fenix
  • Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè
  • Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli
  • Eolo-Kometa

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