Giro d’Italia 2022 route: Every stage detailed for 105th edition (2022)

The 105th Giro d’Italia is well underway, with the grand finale set to take place in Verona during an individual time trial.

The 2022 Italian Grand Tour is taking place between May 6 to May 29, where the riders will tackle 21 stages over a gruelling three-week period.Race organiser RCS initially announced the Grande Partenza would take place in Budapest, Hungary, before revealing the Italian stages of the event.

Hungary hosted three stages of the Giro, with the Grand Tour then heading back to Italy after three days in the central European country. In total, the race is set to feature two ITTs, seven flat, six mountain, and six hilly stages in total.

Last year's winner Egan Bernal didn't line up for the Giro this time around either, meaning there will be a new rider donning the Maglia Rosa on the top step of the podium in Verona, come the end of the race.

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Week one - Hungary

Budapest in Hungary will host the Grande Partenza of the 105th Giro d'Italia, after missing out on the chance to do so in 2020 due to the pandemic.

This is the 14th time that the Giro has started outside of Italy, and is the first time that a Grand Tour has visited Hungary, with the country set to host the opening three stages of the tour.

The Giro will begin on May 6 with a slightly undulating, largely flat 195km route from Budapest to Visegrád. The first maglia rosa will be awarded at the end of an increasingly narrow sprint.

Day two signals the turn of the powerhouses, with the second stage consisting of a 9.2km time trial. The route follows a city circuit from Pest to the historical centre of Buda. Partly on cobblestones, the final climb contains peaks of 14 per cent, with the finish line in Buda Square.

The Grande Partenza ends with a 201km route from Kaposvár to Balatonfüred, taking in the sea of Hungary, Lake Balaton, which is where the race's first bunch sprint is expected to take place.

Week one - Italy

The peloton arrives in Sicily for the first Italian stage of the tour after a day's break, following the opening in Hungary.

It's not an easy start either, with a difficult mountain stage from Avola to Etna awaiting the riders, which includes a 14km final ascent.

Two flat stages follow the opening mountain race, and gives the sprinters more chances to earn an early win on the tour. By this time the riders will have vacated Sicily and started heading further north, finishing the second of the flat stages at Scalea, the Riviera dei Cedri.

The day after there is a hilly stage from Diamante to Potenza, before a circuit around Naples will see the riders hit plenty of undulating climbs.

The week ends with an arduous mountain stage from Isernia to Blockhaus, which features double-digit gradients and the same finish as 2017. Following the conclusion of this race, the riders will have their second day off of the Giro as the leader of the pink jersey becomes clearer.

Week two

The 10th stage of the Giro will see a fairly simple start for the peloton, with the first stage flat along the eastern coast of Italy for half of the route. However, it will become slightly hillier as they head further inland, meaning only a select group of riders will be battling for the stage win.

The route begins to head further north at this point, and a flat stage facilitates this towards Reggio Emilia. Following this, a race from Parma to Genova will see plenty of breakaways and a stretched-out peloton. The final three climbs of this hilly stage concludes the race with what will be a whittled-down group of riders.

Afterwards, a route from Sanremo to Cueno heads in the opposite direction to the 2020 summertime Milan-San Remo. The Cueno plain will ensure the peloton moves quickly towards the sprint finish at the end of this race.

The final two days of this week will be tough, where there will be a series of difficult climbs on the hilly stage from Santena to Torino. During the next stage, stage 15, riders will spend 46km of the last 80 ascending.

Week three

The final week ends with three mountain stages, and one hilly, flat, and time trial stage apiece.

Riders will spend the first two stages of this week, after their day's rest, climbing the tough mountains of the Dolomites. Here, the Santa Cristina pass returns to the Giro for the first time since 1999, on the way to Aprica.

The final bunch sprint of the Giro will happen on stage 18 on the way to Treviso, with the flat route featuring the Prosecco-wine producing district and lowlands around Treviso.

Stage 19 passes into Slovenia and closes with a summit finish, while the proceeding race returns to the Marmolada after 14 years without hosting a stage ending.

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An individual time trial around Verona completes the 2022 iteration of the Giro d'Italia, where the pink jersey winner will be crowned.

Giro d'Italia route 2022

Giro d'Italia 2022 route
Stage one, Fri May 6Budapest - Visegrád195km flat
Stage two, Sat May 7Budapest - Budapest9.2km ITT
Stage three, Sun May 8Kaposvár - Balatonfüred201km flat
Stage four, Tue May 10Avola - Etna166km mountain
Stage five, Wed May 11Catania - Messina172km flat
Stage six, Thu May 12Palmi - Scalea (Riviera del Cedri)192km flat
Stage seven, Fri May 13Diamante - Potenza198km hilly
Stage eight, Sat May 14Napoli - Napoli149km hilly
Stage nine, Sun May 15Isernia - Blockhaus187km mountain
Stage ten, Tue May 17Pescara - Jesi194km hilly
Stage 11, Wed May 18Santarcangelo di Romagna - Reggio Emilia201km flat
Stage 12, Thu May 19Parma - Genova186km hilly
Stage 13, Fri May 20Sanremo - Cueno157km flat
Stage 14, Sat May 21Santena - Torino153km hilly
Stage 15, Sun May 22Rivarolo Canavese - Cogne177km mountain
Stage 16, Tue May 24Salò - Aprica 200km mountain
Stage 17, Wed May 25Ponte Di Legno - Lavarone165km mountain
Stage 18, Thu May 26Borgo Valsugana - Treviso146km flat
Stage 19, Fri May 27Marano Lagunare - Santuario Di Castelmonte178km hilly
Stage 20, Sat May 28Belluno - Marmolada167km mountain
Stage 21, Sun May 29Verona - Verona17.1km ITT

Giro d'Italia 2022 stages

Stage one, Budapest - Visegrád, 195km

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Unlike last year, the Giro begins with a 195km flat route through the north of Hungary. While the entire bunch will make it almost all the way to the finish together, the final climb to the line looks tough enough to stop the pure sprinters from remaining in contention. Expect the lighter, punchier riders to be in the mix here with the versatile fast-men that can hold on up the incline.

Mathieu van der Poel storms to victory on stage one of the Giro d'Italia

Stage two, Budapest - Budapest, 9.2km ITT

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A day that will likely see world time trial champion Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers), take the stage and go into pink. The Italian won the first time trial of the 2021 Giro, and will expect to do the same heading into Budapest.

Simon Yates wins Giro d'Italia stage two time trial in Budapest

Stage three, Kaposvár - Balatonfüred, 201km

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The third stage will see the race's first bunch sprint, with the finish line almost without any corners. Expect the peloton's best sprinters to be battling and jockeying for position heading into the final couple of kilometres around Lake Balaton.

Mark Cavendish sprints to Giro d'Italia 2022 stage three victory

Stage four, Avola - Etna, 166km

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A stage through inland Sicily with a summit finish, this part of the Giro starts in Avola, and later passes Pantalica and Vizzini on the approach to the volcano. The stage finishes by Rifugio Sapienza - as it has done before - but with a slightly different route this time around. The ascent starts in Ragalna, as in 2018, before shifting to the traditional Nicolosi side for the final 14km.

Lennard Kämna powers up Mount Etna to win stage four of the Giro d'Italia

Stage five, Catania - Messina, 172km

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This stage will inevitably see a bunch sprint at the end, after the riders head from Catania in the east of Sicily, to Messina in the north of the island. The riders will take in the gentle slopes of Portella Mandrazzi, before passing through Villafranca Tirrena and Ganzirri, where the tall steel tower of the former overhead power line is situated, referred to asPilone dello Stretto.

Arnaud Démare triumphant on Giro d'Italia stage five with strong sprint

Stage six, Palmi - Scalea (Riviera del Cedri), 192km

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The stage starts with an undulating terrain through Mileto, Vibo Valentia and Pizzo, but soon flattens out as the route follows the Tyrrhenian coast in the Italian region of Calabria. Expect a fast-running finale for the compact peloton.

Arnaud Démare doubles up with sprint victory on stage six of the Giro d’Italia

Stage seven, Diamante - Potenza, 198km

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This stage includes the largest elevation on the entirety of the Giro route in 2022, with 4490m of climbing. Riders will pass through the Calabrian-Lucanian mountains, resembling a gradient normally witnessed on a Dolomite stage. The start along the sea on the east of Italy is the only partially flat stretch, before the demanding climbs begin after Maratea. The Giro returns to Monte Sirino after 23 years during this stage too, while the riders will climb the challenging Montagna Grande diViggiano for the first-ever time.

Koen Bouwman victorious in tightly fought Giro d'Italia 2022 stage seven

Stage eight, Napoli - Napoli, 149km

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A short but intense stage leaves little time for the riders to catch their breath on a series of undulating climbs. Starting in Naples, the race heads to a Bacoli where the riders will cover a 19km circuit five times between Bacoli and Monte di Procida. At the end of the last lap, the route goes back to Naples, with the closing sprint along the Via Caracciolo seafront - expect a reduced group for this ending.

Thomas De Gendt wins stage eight of the Giro d'Italia 2022 after race long break

Stage nine, Isernia - Blockhaus, 187km

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This is a high mountain stage across the Apennines, starting in Isernia and heading towards Rionero Sannitico. The route rises past the Macerone pass, before hitting the first major climb in Roccaraso. The gradients begin to ease off as the route continues mostly downhill to Guardiagrele, but the double climb to Blockhaus begins at the end of that descent. The stage finale features double-digit gradients along a series of hairpin bends leading to the finish, with the finish the same as in 2017.

Jai Hindley triumphs in mountaintop sprint on Giro d’Italia stage nine

Stage ten, Pescara - Jesi, 194km

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This is truly a mixed stage, with a continuous flat route following the coast lasting for half of the course. Once the riders reach Civitanova Marche, they won't have many opportunities to recover because a series of demanding climbs, with steep stretches, will meet them. This will inevitably create a select group that arrives in Jesi for the final sprint.

Biniam Girmay creates history with Giro d'Italia stage ten victory

Stage 11, Santarcangelo di Romagna - Reggio Emilia, 201km

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Entirely flat, this stage is also the joint-longest of the Giro this year, alongside stage three in Hungary. Riders will head from the start along the ancient Via Emilia towards Bologna, before reaching some of the towns affected by the 2012 earthquake - San Giovanni in Persiceto, Crevalcore, Camposanto, Carpi and Correggio. The route then continues along straight and flat roads towards an expected bunch sprint at the end.

Alberto Dainese sprints to victory on stage 11 of the Giro d'Italia

Stage 12, Parma - Genova, 186km

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This medium mountain stage will likely see plenty of breakaways. The route rises steadily at first, entering Liguria through the Bocco pass, before rapidly descending towards Chiavari. Once the riders reach the coast though, they will climb up to Ruta and then take a challenging ascent to Monte Becco, followed by another climb up to Monte Fasce. All three climbs are challenging, and will whittle down the peloton before the finish line in Genoa.

Stefano Oldani victorious on stage 12 of Giro d'Italia in race dominated by the breakaway

Stage 13, Sanremo - Cueno, 157km

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This stage replicates what the riders faced in the 2020 summertime Milan-San Remo, but in the opposite direction. From Sanremo, the route climbs up to Colle di Nava and then turns towards Cuneo. Some of the most iconic Giro places are located on this route, with the Sanctuary of Vicoforte and Mondovì both set to feature during this stage. The Cuneo plain will ensure a fast finale all the way to the closing sprint.

Hat trick of wins for Arnaud Démare after stage 13 sprint at the Giro d'Italia

Stage 14, Santena - Torino, 153km

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A short and challenging stage, there is no chance for a rider to catch his breath before he takes yet another challenging hill. The first ten kilometres from Santena to Chieri are the only ones of the stage that are flat, and from there the peloton will face a circuit two and a half times that ascends to Colle della Maddalena, descends into Moncalieri and takes a punchy climb up to Santa Brigida. The finish line is at the Gran Madre, but the riders will have to climb the Superga hill twice before crossing the line for good.

Simon Yates wins stage 14 of the Giro d'Italia with late attack

Stage 15, Rivarolo Canavese - Cogne, 177km

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This stage across the Western Alps features lengthy climbs with more generous gradients. Starting in Rivarolo Canavese, the route runs along the Dora Baltea to the Vallée and the regional capital. The riders will then be welcomed with successive climbs from Pila up to Le Fleurs, a climb last witnessed 30 years ago on the Giro. Then comes the ascent to Verrogne, with Cogne the final destination in the Gran Paradiso National Park. 46km of the final 80 features a steady climb.

Giulio Ciccone storms to victory on Giro d'Italia stage 15

Stage 16, Salò - Aprica, 200km

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This stage is a traditional mountain stage through the Valtellina that brings back some long forgotten climbs. The stage begins in Salò, entering the Val Sabbia, and passes the Bagolino climb and Goletto di Cadino - last tackled in 1998 on the occasion of the victorious ride of Pantani in Montecampione. Riders then climb the Mortirolo from Monno, before descending into Grosio and following the roads of the Sforzato Wine. Finally, the route clears the Santa Cristina pass, last passed in 1999, to reach Aprica.

Stage 17, Ponte Di Legno - Lavarone, 165km

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This is a stage divided into two parts: the first starts uphill before downhill lasts for over 70 kilometres; the second is a series of mountainous climbs. After crossing the Adige river, the route ascends to Palù di Giovo, passing through the Valle dei Mocheni, reaching Pergine Valsugana and heading for the finish at Lavarone. However, there are still a series of climbs left, such as the one to the Menador along the tunnels and tight hairpins of the former Kaiserjägerweg. After the Monte Rovere categorised climb, the slender peloton will be just a few kilometres away from the finish.

Stage 18, Borgo Valsugana - Treviso, 146km

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Stage 19, Marano Lagunare - Santuario Di Castelmonte, 178km

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Stage 20, Belluno - Marmolada, 167km

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The last summit finish of the 2022 Giro d'Italia is a classic Dolomites stage. Starting in Belluno, the route takes a short diversion across the valley of the Piave river. The finale is the main part of this stage though, featuring three consective climbs. The first is Passo di San Pellegrino, where gradients exceed 15 per cent past Falcade, while the second is Passo Pordoi, and the final climb is Passo Fedaia, which includes the iconic Malga Ciapela straight. The gradients hover steadily above ten per cent here, but reach as high as 18 per cent in parts. After 14years, the Marmolada will be hosting another stage finish.

Stage 21, Verona - Verona, 17.1km ITT

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The final stage of the 2022 Giro d'Italia will be an individual time trial on the Torricelle Circuit, going anti-clockwise. The stage starts along straight and wide roads, before a climb of around five per cent follows. Split time is taken at the summit, where mountain points are available. The route then descends for four kilometres, with the final three kilometres along the city streets leading to Piazza Bra and the Arena of Verona.

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FAQs

What is the route for Giro d'Italia 2022? ›

The Grande Partenza ends with a 201km route from Kaposvár to Balatonfüred, taking in the sea of Hungary, Lake Balaton, which is where the race's first bunch sprint is expected to take place.
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Stage 11, Wed May 18Santarcangelo di Romagna - Reggio Emilia201km flat
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Is the Giro harder than the Tour? ›

"The Giro is harder. There are some massively long stages, and this year, a time trial that's 60 K."

How hard is the Giro d Italia? ›

Starting in Budapest, Hungry and finishing in Verona, Italy, many consider the Giro to be the most difficult Grand Tour, even more challenging than the Tour de France. At the 2022 Giro, WHOOP monitored the heart rate and other physiological metrics of two pro cycling teams, Alpecin-Fenix and EF Education-EasyPost.

How many stages are in the 2022 Giro d Italia? ›

What does Giro mean in cycling? ›

What does Giro d'Italia mean? It basically means Tour of Italy, in Italian. Is it a big deal? Yes, it's a very prestigious race and one of cycling's three grand tours, the others being the Tour de France and the Vuelta a Espana. The Giro takes place over 21 stages and three weeks.

Does the Giro always finish in Milan? ›

As other grand tours, Giro d'Italia features stages with mass starts, individual time trials, team time trials and stage towns. According to the tradition of Giro d'Italia, the finish of each race was almost always staged in Milan, although in few races finished in Rome and Verona.

What is the hardest cycling Grand Tour? ›

- Giro d'Italia 1914. It is said to be the hardest big tour ever with 5 stages over 400 km long.

What is the most successful cycling team? ›

Team Ranking 2021
  • Ineos Grenadiers (GBR) GBR. 20065.
  • Jumbo - Visma (NED) NED. 19012.
  • Deceuninck - Quick Step (BEL) BEL. 18467.
  • UAE Team Emirates (UAE) UAE. 16745.
  • Bahrain Victorious (BRN) BRN. 14522.
  • Bora - Hansgrohe (GER) GER. 10957.
  • Trek - Segafredo (USA) USA. 10756.
  • Movistar Team (ESP) ESP. 10264.

Has anyone won Giro and Tour? ›

Ireland's Stephen Roche won the Giro and Tour in 1987. Later that year, with victory at the World road race championship in Villach in Austria, Roche became only the second to win the Triple Crown of Cycling.

How long does it take to recover from a Grand Tour? ›

The Tour takes a toll

Even with a daily routine focused on optimal recovery, three weeks of racing take a toll on the body.

What is the purple jersey in the Giro d Italia? ›

The first year the points classification was used, it had no jersey that was given to the leader of the classification. In the 1967 Giro d'Italia, the red jersey was added for the leader of the classification. However, in 1969 the red jersey was changed to a cyclamen (purple) colored jersey.

How many cyclists from a team in the Giro d Italia? ›

While most of the teams have up to 30 men registered to ride for them through the calendar year, they can select just eight riders to compete in the Giro.

Who won todays Giro stage? ›

22 May: Stage 15 - Rivarolo Canavese-Cogne - today's stage - Won by Giulio Ciccone.

Who came second in the Giro d Italia? ›

Jai Hindley

Yes, he finished second overall at the Giro in 2020, and even wore the Maglia Rosa heading into the final stage (also an individual time trial). But the race that year was moved to October due to COVID-19 and the competition wasn't all that impressive.

What do Italian cycling fans shout? ›

Tifosi: the fans. Can often be heard yelling "Vai, vai, vai!" ("Go, go go!") or "Forza!" Literally, "force"; in other words, "Ride strong!"

Why is it called Giro? ›

A bank giro transfer is also known as a "Giro credit" and the term giro has Dutch, German, and Italian roots and means “circulation of money.”

What is a false flat in cycling? ›

Noun. false flat (plural false flats) (cycling) A low-gradient climb, usually occurring partway up a steeper climb.

What does Giro stand for? ›

General Interbank Recurring Order (GIRO) is a convenient, paperless and cashless payment method which enables you to make hassle-free payments to billing organisations (BO) through your bank account.

What does the blue jersey mean in the Giro d Italia? ›

Blue jersey: the Giro does away with the traditional polka-dots in favour of a marine blue to signify the leader of the mountains classification. The jersey, the maglia azzurra is awarded to the rider who has amassed most mountains points over the whole race.

What is the pink jersey in Giro d Italia? ›

Simon Yates wearing the pink jersey. Since 1931, the leader of the general classification is identified by a pink jersey (Italian: maglia rosa [ˈmaʎʎa ˈrɔza]). Prior to that year and since the creation of the race, no colour was used to distinguish the winner at the top of the classification.

Who has ridden the most Grand Tours? ›

Unsurprisingly, Eddy Merckx tops the list for the most Grand Tour stage wins ever. The Belgian picked up a staggering 64 wins over the course of his career, adding to his unmatched 11 Grand Tour GC victories and countless other honours.

What are the 5 monuments of cycling? ›

Riding All 5 Cycling Monuments
  • Ronde van Vlaanderen (Flanders) began in 1913.
  • Liege Bastonne Liege began in 1892.
  • Milan San Remo began in 1907.
  • Paris Roubaix began in 1896.
  • Il Lombardia began in 1892.
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What is the hardest category climb in cycling? ›

Hors catégorie (HC) is a French term used in stage bicycle races to designate a climb that is "beyond categorization". The term was originally used for those mountain roads where cars were not expected to be able to pass. The HC climb is the most difficult type of climb in a race.

What country is best at cycling? ›

Denmark. Denmark often takes the crown for being the best country in the world for cyclists, as it continues to take significant steps to put handlebars above steering wheels. The small country boasts over 12,000km of cycle routes, along with dedicated cycling bridges in cities such as the capital, Copenhagen.

Who is the best cyclist of all time? ›

Eddy Merckx (1965-1978)

Simply put, Eddy Merckx is the greatest cyclist of all time. The man nicknamed “The Cannibal” dominated professional cycling like no one else and won every important race there is to win.

Who has won all 5 monuments? ›

Belgium's post-war superstar Rik Van Looy won a total of eight monuments during a run from 1958 to 1965. He was eclipsed by the arrival of Eddy Merckx, the only rider to win all five monuments multiple times, who racked up an untouchable total of 19 monuments in a decade-long span from 1966 to 1976.

Has anyone won all 3 Grand Tours in the same year? ›

No cyclist has won all three Grand Tours in the same calendar year, but Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Chris Froome have won all three in succession (thus holding all titles at the same time); the only other cyclists to win all three Grand Tours at some point in their career are Jacques Anquetil, Felice Gimondi, ...

Is Lance Armstrong rich? ›

During this race, allegations of him using drugs first surfaced. In 2000, he released his autobiography ''It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life'. He retired from racing in 2005 and then retired for the second time in 2011. As of October 2022, Lance Armstrong's net worth is $50 Million.

How long does it take to recover from a grand tour? ›

The Tour takes a toll

Even with a daily routine focused on optimal recovery, three weeks of racing take a toll on the body.

How many cyclists from a team in the Giro d Italia? ›

While most of the teams have up to 30 men registered to ride for them through the calendar year, they can select just eight riders to compete in the Giro.

What is the prize money for the Giro d Italia? ›

The total prize pot for the 2022 Giro d'Italia stands at €1.5million. Not too bad ey? The overall winner of the maglia rosa will receive around €265,000. Completing the podium, the second-place rider wins €133,000 and the third, €68,000.

What are the 3 cycling grand tours? ›

The Grand Tours in cycling are the three major professional cycling stage races: the Giro d'Italia, the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España. Together they are known as the 'Grand Tours'.

How do legs recover from cycling? ›

Our Top 10 Cycling Recovery Tips:
  1. Take time to cool down.
  2. Elevate your legs.
  3. Hydrate with cycling recovery drinks.
  4. Fuel up on carbs and protein.
  5. Try a bit of self-massage.
  6. Include some mobility work.
  7. Try compression clothing.
  8. Try active recovery.
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How long does it take for legs to recover after cycling? ›

That takes time. You need at least 24 to 48 hours for your muscles to recover from tough efforts—whether extremely hard or very long—that leave them tapped out.

How do pro cyclists recover so fast? ›

Take recovery as seriously as training

At the end of hard training days, riders recover quickly using a nutrition-first approach. “Recovery involves a post-ride shake and a pre-prepared mini meal, which is usually rice, potatoes or pasta in a pot with some salmon or chicken,” says Gonzalez.

What is the pink jersey in Giro d Italia? ›

Simon Yates wearing the pink jersey. Since 1931, the leader of the general classification is identified by a pink jersey (Italian: maglia rosa [ˈmaʎʎa ˈrɔza]). Prior to that year and since the creation of the race, no colour was used to distinguish the winner at the top of the classification.

What is the purple jersey in the Giro d Italia? ›

The first year the points classification was used, it had no jersey that was given to the leader of the classification. In the 1967 Giro d'Italia, the red jersey was added for the leader of the classification. However, in 1969 the red jersey was changed to a cyclamen (purple) colored jersey.

How many days do Cyclists ride in the Giro d Italia? ›

The name “Giro d'Italia” simply means “tour of Italy,” an apt name for the stage bicycle race Italy puts on each year in May. The race lasts roughly three weeks, and though start and end dates vary depending on the year it typically begins in early May.

What does the blue jersey mean in the Giro d Italia? ›

Blue jersey: the Giro does away with the traditional polka-dots in favour of a marine blue to signify the leader of the mountains classification. The jersey, the maglia azzurra is awarded to the rider who has amassed most mountains points over the whole race.

What is the white jersey in the Giro d Italia? ›

Maglia Bianca (Young rider's jersey)

This is the one competition where the Tour and the Giro share the same color for the same classification. The white jersey, or Maglia Bianca, is given to the rider under the age of 25 who is highest in the overall classification at the end of each stage.

What is the oldest Grand Tour? ›

The Tour de France is the oldest and most prestigious in terms of points accrued to racers of all three, and is the most widely attended annual sporting event in the world.

Who has ridden the most Grand Tours? ›

Unsurprisingly, Eddy Merckx tops the list for the most Grand Tour stage wins ever. The Belgian picked up a staggering 64 wins over the course of his career, adding to his unmatched 11 Grand Tour GC victories and countless other honours.

What are the 5 monuments of cycling? ›

Riding All 5 Cycling Monuments
  • Ronde van Vlaanderen (Flanders) began in 1913.
  • Liege Bastonne Liege began in 1892.
  • Milan San Remo began in 1907.
  • Paris Roubaix began in 1896.
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