The 2022 Giro d’Italia is a three-week, 21-stage Cycling Grand Tour race in Europe—just like the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España—and this 105th edition is scheduled to start on Friday, May 6 in Budapest, Hungary and end on Sunday, May, 29 in Verona, Italy.
The Giro d’Italia (aka The Giro) is the first of the three Grand Tour races in 2022, with the 2022 Tour de France racing from July 1 to 24 as the world’s top riders compete in the sport of Cycling’s premier event, and look to wear that coveted Yellow Jersey.
2022 Giro d’Italia Scheduled to Start in Hungary on May 7
The 2022 Vuelta a España (77th edition) will take place from August 19 through September 11 in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Spain and the three-week, 21-stage event will be the third and last of the three Grand Final tour races this 2022 Cycling year.
Although the Tour de France is the crown jewel of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI)—the governing body for competitive sports Cycling internationally—of the 2022 UCI World Tour mthe Giro d’Italia is also a very prestigious and much-anticipated race.
Like the Tour de France, the Giro d’Italia is an event that has its roots in trying to increase Newspaper sales, with La Gazzetta dello Sport organizing the race in 1909 with UCI WorldTeams competing in the event run every year except for the two World Wars.
Last year the 2021 Giro d’Italia was won by 25-year-old Egan Bernal (Bogotá, Colombia), a UCI WorldTeam Ineo Grenadiers member, and the 2019 Tour de France winner (the youngest since 2009) and won his second Grand Tour win in capturing the Giro last year.
🇬🇧 Giro d’Italia 2022: the Maglia Ciclamino dedicated to Made in Italy
🇮🇹 Giro d’Italia 2022: la Maglia Ciclamino dedicata al Made in Italy@ITAtradeagency @CastelliCycling pic.twitter.com/QtbI00xBoE
— Giro d’Italia (@giroditalia) April 19, 2022
The 2,119-mile (3,410.3 km) annual race in Italy, Belgium, and the Netherlands consists usually of 20-22 teams with 8 riders apiece with most working toward the success of a lead team rider with stages timed from start to finish and then cumulatively added up.
The competitive individual Classifications within the actual 2022 Giro d’Italia race include General (classification), Points, Mountains, Young Rider, Team, Intermediate Sprint, Combativity, the athletic and cardio-intense Breakaway, and Fair Play classification.
The UCI teams competing in the 2022 Giro d’Italia are scheduled to be AG2R Citroën Team, Astana Qazaqstan Team, Bora–Hansgrohe, Cofidis, EF Education–EasyPost, Groupama–FDJ Ineos Grenadiers, and Intermarché–Wanty–Gobert Matériaux.
Also competing in the 2022 Giro d’Italia, Israel–Premier Tech, Lotto–Soudal, Movistar Team, Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team. Team Bahrain Victorious, Team BikeExchange–Jayco, Team DSM, Team Jumbo–Visma, Trek–Segafredo, as well as the UAE Team Emirates.
And entering the 2022 Giro d’Italia as UCI ProTeams for this event next month will be Alpecin–Fenix, Bardiani–CSF–Faizanè, Drone Hopper–Androni Giocattoli, and Eolo–Kometa.
The oddsmakers at the most reputable Cycling sportsbooks have Futures odds for the 2022 Giro d’Italia coming up here in May, so let’s examine the fractional odds and make a Giro d’italia winner pick for you to consider.
2022 Giro d’ Italia Winner Odds
Richard Carapaz +110
João Almeida +600
Simon Yates +600
Mikel Landa +800
Miguel Ángel López +1200
Emmanuel Buchmann +1400
Tom Dumoulin +1800
Wilco Kelderman +2000
Hugh Carthy +2800
Teo Geoghegan Hart +2800
Jai Hindley +2800
Tobias Foss +3300
Pello Bilbao +4000
Giulio Ciccone +4000
Vincenzo Nibali +6600
Iván Sosa +8000
Alejandro Valverde +10000
Guillaume Martin +10000
Domenico Pozzovivo +12500
Davide Formolo +15000
Lennard Kamna +15000
Giro d’ Italia Winners 1999-2021
2021—Egan Bernal (Colombia), Team Ineos
2020—Teo Geoghegan Hart (Great Britain), Team Ineos Grenadiers
2019—Richard Carapaz (Ecuador), Movistar Team
2018—Chris Fromme (Great Britain) Team Sky
2017—Tom Dumoulin (Netherlands), Team Sunweb
2016—Vincenzo Nibali (Italy), Astana
2015—Alberto Contador (Spain), Tinkoff-Saxoc
2014—Nairo Quintana (Colombia), Movistar Team
2013—Vincenzo Nibali (Italy), Astana
2012—Ryder Hesjedal (Canada), Garmin-Barracuda
2011—Michelle Scarpolni (Italy), Lampre-ISD
2010—Ivan Basso (Italy), Liquigas-Domino
2009—Denis Mensjov (Russia), Rabobank
2008—Alberto Contador (Spain), Discovery Channel
2007—Danilio De Luca (Italy), Liquigas
2006—Ivan Basso (Italy), Team CSC
2005—Paolo Savodelli (Italy), Discovery Channel
2004—Damiano Cunego (Italy), Saeco Macchine per Caffè
2003—Gilberto Simoni (Italy), Saeco Macchine per Caffè
2002—Paolo Savodelli (Italy), Index–Alexia Alluminio
2001—Gilberto Simoni (Italy), Lampre–Daikin
2000—Stefano Garzelli (Italy), Mercatone Uno–Albacom
Is Carapaz the Rider to Beat in the 2022 Tour d’Italia?
A different rider has won the Giro d’Italia the last eight years and we will probably see that streak ended with favorite Richard Carapaz (+110 to win 2022 Giro d’Italia, BetUS) with the talented Team Ineos member having won this race three years ago in 2019.
The current Pro Cycling Stat (PCS) Ranking has 2022 Tour d’Italia favorite Carapaz (1,532 points) ranked No. 8 in the world, up seven spots from the 15th spot in their last rankings with the 28-year-old Ecuadorian priced at 20/1 odds to win the 2022 Tour de France.
Co-second odds favorite João Almeida (6/1) of Portugal was ranked No. 7 with 1,677 points on April 20, with Great Britain’s Simon Yates (6/1) sitting in the No. 29 spot with his Team BikeExchange – Jayco team and 1,088 points TDF favorite Tadej Pogačar was No. 1.
Ride Green Giro d’Italia 2022: More and more sustainable – for the seventh consecutive year, the Giro d’Italia will ‘Ride Green’ and is confirmed as the only stage race cycling event of global significance to have a low environmental impact among its core priorities. pic.twitter.com/dYECTJXmf7
— Giro d’Italia (@giroditalia) April 5, 2022
Here, the odds do a great deal of talking as like in Horse Racing, when the Favorite is +110 and the second favorite(s) is/are way back at 6/1 odds, then the oddsmakers are telling you it will be extremely hard for anyone but the chalky Favorite to win the race or event.
Therefore, grabbing Carapaz now while he is still plus-money (+110) seems the best betting advice as this race will come up a lot quicker than we imagine as Time continues to move at warp speed place in our ever-changing and chaotic Digital and Real-world(s).
Where to Watch the 2022 Giro d’Italia on TV
In the US and Canada, the 2022 Giro d’Italia will be broadcast on GCN while in Europe, Eurosport will be airing the prestigious 21-stage race. In France, L’Equippe will show the 2022 Giro d’Italia while in Italy it can be seen on Raj Sports and in Belgium on Sporza.
2022 Giro d’Italia Winner Pick:Richard Carapaz +110
Kevin Stott is a sports writer who has covered the Sports Gambling industry for over 20 years, handicapping sporting events for SportsbookReview, Gaming Today and Bleacher/Report and was an award-winning writer for the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s View Newspapers. Stott is an avid sports bettor and a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. …
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