Giro d’Italia 2022 live stream: How to watch Stage 1 of the race online and on TV

The Giro d’Italia 2022 is here with cycling enthusiasts set for a real treat over the coming weeks in what has been dubbed ‘the toughest race in the most beautiful place’.

Last year’s champion, Egan Bernal, of the Ineos Grenadiers, is unable to compete and defend his title due to a crash back in January.

But there is still plenty of talent on show this month in the hunt to claim the famous pink jersey.

Look out for Richard Carapaz, of the Ineos Grenadiers, who leads the GC favorites, but Tom Dumoulin, of Jumbo-Visma, will become a factor during the many grueling climbs.

While British interest comes in the shape of Giro podium finisher Simon Yates, of BikeExchange-Jayco, who is quietly confident his experience can propel him into contention, underlining the need to be “patient”.

While there is more British interest with Mark Cavendish, who will be targeting multiple stage wins.

From the Grande Partenza in Budapest to the final stage in Verone on May 29, here’s how to follow the action:

How to watch live

You can tune in for every stage on Eurosport 1, discovery + and GCN +, with The Breakawaypresented by Orla Chennaoui and Dan Lloyd, complimenting the coverage.

You can expect Rob Hatch and Hannah Walker to guide you through the Giro on commentary, while pundits Robbie McEwen, Sean Kelly and Adam Blythe feature. Bradley Wiggins will be taking in the race at close quarters on the back of a motorbike.

Odds to win the Giro d’Italia 2022

  • Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers 17/10
  • Simon Yates (GBr) BikeExchange-Jayco 6/1
  • João Almeida (Por) UAE Team Emirates 7/1
  • Mikel Landa (Spa) Bahrain-Victorious 9/1
  • Miguel Ángel López (Col) Astana Qazaqstan 12/1
  • Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 20/1
  • Emmanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 25/1
  • Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Bora-Hansgrohe 28/1
  • Pello Bilbao (Spa) Bahrain-Victorious 33/1
  • Richie Porte (Aus) Ineos Grenadiers 40/1