Giro d’Italia 2022’s Team Bikes and Riders


Here we go, my version of the Giro d’Italia 2022’s Team Bikes and Riders presentation.

May 6th marks the start of the 105th edition of Giro d’Italia.
Starting from Budapest in Hungary.
During 21 days the race will cover a total of 3,445.6km and 50,580m of cumulative climbs so synonymous with the Giro to reach Verona in Italy.

Giro d’Italia 2022 brief presentation

The 2022 Giro d’Italia is divided into seven flat stages, six in with rolling hills and six others in the high mountains, with two Time trials on the second and the final day.

After an individual time trial of 9.2 kilometers and a flat stage, the peloton reaches Italy via Sicily, home of Vincenzo Nibali.
There, the peloton will meet Mt. Etna, the first of seven mountain top finishes.
A lot of climbing is included in this edition, especially during the third week. The best climbers will automatically appear on top of the rankings once we’re in this final week.

Giro d’Italia 2022 21 stages:
Stage 1 (06/05): Budapest – Visegrad (195km rolling with hilltop finish)
Stage 2 (07/05): Budapest – Budapest (9,2km individual time trial)
Stage 3 (08/05): Kaposvar – Balatonfured (201km rolling)
Stage 4 (10/05): Avola – Etna – Nicolosi (170km mountains, summit finish)
Stage 5 (11/05): Catania – Messina (174km flat)
Stage 6 (12/05): Palmi – Scalea (192km flat, rolling finish)
Stage 7 (13/05): Diamante – Potenza (196km mountains)
Stage 8 (14/05): Napoli – Napoli (153km hilly)
Stage 9 (15/05): Isernia – Blockhaus (189km mountains, summit finish)
Stage 10 (17/05): Pescara – Jesi (196km flat, hilly finish)
Stage 11 (18/05): Santarcangelo di Romagna – Reggio Emilia (203km flat)
Stage 12 (19/05): Parma – Genova (202km hilly)
Stage 13 (20/05): Sanremo – Cuneo (150km hills, then flat finish)
Stage 14 (21/05): Santena – Torino (147km climbs, hilly finish)
Stage 15 (22/05): Rivarolo Canavese – Cogne (177km mountains)
Stage 16 (24/05): Salo – Aprica (202km mountains, summit finish)
Stage 17 (25/05): Ponte di Legno – Lavarone (168km mountains)
Stage 18 (26/05): Borgo Valsugana – Treviso (151km flat)
Stage 19 (27/05): Marano Lagunare – Santuario di Castelmonte (178km mountains, summit finish)
Stage 20 (28/05): Belluno – Marmolada (167km mountains, summit finish)
Stage 21 (29/05): Verona – Verona (17,4km individual time trial)

Giro d’Italia 2022’s Team Bikes and Riders

22 teams of 8 riders, that’s 176 riders and bikes. Click on the team name to see each team bikes. You can also check the bikes of some riders by following the internal links.

INEOS Grenadiers

Ineos Grenadiers’ clear goal is to win the Giro d’Italia this year again. The team has won the Pink jersey every year since 2018. Richard Carapaz has a dedicated team to support him to win it again in 2022.

1 CARAPAZ Richard
2 CASTROVIEJO Jonathan
3 TULETT Ben
4 NARVÁEZ Jhonatan
5 PORTE Richie
6 PUCCIO Salvatore
7 SIVAKOV Pavel
8 SWIFT Ben
Directeurs Sportifs: TOSATTO Matteo and COOKSON Oliver

AG2R Citroën Team

AG2R CITROËN TEAM has assembled a team around Andrea Vandrame. The goal is to win any stages, preferably with a breakaway group.

11 VENDRAME Andrea
12 NAESEN Lawrence
13 CALMEJANE Lilian
14 CHEREL Mikaël
15 GALL Felix
16 HÄNNINEN Jaakko
17 PETERS Nans
18 PRODHOMME Nicolas
Directeurs Sportifs: JANNEL Didier and KASPUTIS Artūras

Alpecin-Fenix

Mathieu Van Der Poel is coming on the Giro d’Italia to win stages and gain more experience on Grand Tours after his last year’s passage on the Tour de France.

21 VAN DER POEL Mathieu
22 BAYER Tobias
23 DE BONDT Dries
24 KRIEGER Alexander
25 LEYSEN Senne
26 MARECZKO Jakub
27 OLDANI Stefano
28 RIESEBEEK Oscar
Directeurs Sportifs: ROODHOOFT Christoph and LEYSEN Bart

Astana Qazaqstan Team

The plan for the team Astana Qazaqstan is to win the Giro D’Italia GC. A strong team of highly capable riders around Vincenzo Nibali and Miguel Angel Lopez.

31 NIBALI Vincenzo
32 CONTI Valerio
33 DE LA CRUZ David
34 DOMBROWSKI Joe
35 FELLINE Fabio
36 LÓPEZ Miguel Ángel
37 PRONSKIY Vadim
38 TEJADA Harold
Directeurs Sportifs: SHEFER Alexandre and MARTINELLI Giuseppe

Bahrain – Victorious

Bahrain Victorious is presenting a balanced team for flat, hilly, and high mountain stages. The prime goal of the team is to win the GC while looking for opportunities to win sprints and breakaway stages.

41 BILBAO Pello
42 BAUHAUS Phil
43 BUITRAGO Santiago
44 LANDA Mikel
45 NOVAK Domen
46 POELS Wout
47 SÜTTERLIN Jasha
48 TRATNIK Jan
Directeurs Sportifs: ŠTANGELJ Gorazd and VOLPI Alberto

Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè

This team is participating in its 40th Giro d’Italia. The Directeur Sportif has selected 8 riders with complementary qualities, to be protagonists on all kinds of roads, from sprints to climbs, and above all to be in a breakaway. The clear goal is to win any stage.

51 ZANA Filippo
52 RASTELLI Luca
53 COVILI Luca
54 FIORELLI Filippo
55 GABBURO Davide
56 MODOLO Sacha
57 TONELLI Alessandro
58 ZOCCARATO Samuele
Directeurs Sportifs: REVERBERI Roberto and DONATI Alessandro

BORA – hansgrohe

Bora – hansgrohe team is built around Wilco Kelderman as team leader. Hilly stages wins and a top three in the GC is the goal of the Bora team.

61 KELDERMAN Wilco
62 ALEOTTI Giovanni
63 BENEDETTI Cesare
64 BUCHMANN Emanuel
65 GAMPER Patrick
66 HINDLEY Jai
67 KÄMNA Lennard
68 ZWIEHOFF Ben
Directeurs Sportifs: GASPAROTTO Enrico and HEYNDERICKX Jean-Pierre

Cofidis

Cofidis is aiming at the General Classification with Guillaume Martin as a leader. Consonni and Cimolai will also target the 9 Sprint stages.

71 MARTIN Guillaume
72 CIMOLAI Davide
73 CONSONNI Simone
74 KREDER Wesley
75 PEREZ Anthony
76 PÉRICHON Pierre-Luc
77 ROCHAS Rémy
78 VILLELLA Davide
Directeurs Sportifs: DAMIANI Roberto and GUERRICAGOITIA Gorka

Drone Hopper – Androni Giocattoli

The Continental Pro Team aims to “show the jersey” and be in the front as much as possible. They will try to get into breakaway whenever they can.

81 TESFATSION Natnael
82 BAIS Mattia
83 CEPEDA Jefferson Alexander
84 TAGLIANI Filippo
85 PONOMAR Andrii
86 RAVANELLI Simone
87 ZARDINI Edoardo
88 SEPÚLVEDA Eduardo
Directeurs Sportifs: ELLENA Giovanni and SPEZIALETTI Alessandro

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Hugh Carty starts the Giro with the ambition to go for the GC. While Simon Carr and Jonathan Caciedo will try to be in some breakaways should there be opportunities.

91 CORT Magnus
92 CARR Simon
93 CARTHY Hugh
94 DOULL Owain
95 KUDUS Merhawi
96 CAICEDO Jonathan Klever
97 VAN DEN BERG Julius
98 CAMARGO Diego Andrés
Directeurs Sportifs: GARATE Juan Manuel and BRESCHEL Matti

EOLO-Kometa

The Giro is The race of the year for the Continental team created by Contador and Basso. Lorenzo Fortunato has made a great impression last year by winning the Mt. Zoncolan stage on the Giro 2021. The team is hungry for more stage wins.

101 FORTUNATO Lorenzo
102 ALBANESE Vincenzo
103 BAIS Davide
104 FETTER Erik
105 GAVAZZI Francesco
106 MAESTRI Mirco
107 RIVI Samuele
109 ROSA Diego
Directeurs Sportifs: ZANATTA Stefano and HERNÁNDEZ BLÁZQUEZ Jesús

Groupama – FDJ

Arnaud Demare is on the Giro to win sprint stages. He has a dedicated team to support him.

112 DÉMARE Arnaud
113 DAVY Clément
114 GUARNIERI Jacopo
115 KONOVALOVAS Ignatas
116 LUDVIGSSON Tobias
117 SINKELDAM Ramon
118 SCOTSON Miles
119 VALTER Attila
Directeurs Sportifs: JOLY Sébastien and VEIKKANEN Jussi

Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert Matériaux

photo of Biniam Girmay on his Cube C68x
(Photo by Alessandro Volders / @cyclingmedia_agency). Biniam GHIRMAY HAILU (Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert Matériaux)

The team is well-balanced to fight for victory no matter the terrain. Domenico Pozzovivo has the capabilities to be among the top of the rankings in the final week with the support of Jan Hirt and Rein Taaramäe.
Biniam Girmay, Barnabás Peák, Aimé De Gendt, Lorenzo Rota and Loïc Vliegen are motivated to animate the flat and hilly stages.

121 GIRMAY Biniam
122 DE GENDT Aimé
123 HIRT Jan
124 PEÁK Barnabás
125 VLIEGEN Loïc
126 POZZOVIVO Domenico
127 ROTA Lorenzo
128 TAARAMÄE Rein
Directeurs Sportifs: PIVA Valerio and DE NEEF Steven

Israel – Premier Tech

Team Israel – PremierTech is all in for Giacomo Nizzolo. The team has a sprint-focused roster with Giacomo as the leader, so the primary objective is stage wins.

131 NIZZOLO Giacomo
132 BRÄNDLE Matthias
133 CATAFORD Alexander
134 DE MARCHI Alessandro
135 DOWSETT Alex
136 BIERMANS Jenthe
137 HOLLENSTEIN Reto
138 ZABEL Rick
Directeurs Sportifs: COZZI Claudio and GUERRERO Oscar

Jumbo-Visma

Jumbo-Visma team is doing its best to support Tom Dumoulin in his quest to win again the Giro d’Italia. Dumoulin won the Giro in 2017 and finished 2nd in 2018. The team’s ambition is to win the 2022 edition.

141 DUMOULIN Tom
142 AFFINI Edoardo
143 BOUWMAN Koen
144 EENKHOORN Pascal
145 FOSS Tobias
146 LEEMREIZE Gijs
147 OOMEN Sam
148 VAN EMDEN Jos
Directeurs Sportifs: ENGELS Addy and REEF Marc

Lotto Soudal

The Belgian World team is aiming at winning all the sprint stages with Caleb Ewan. Roger Kluge, Rüdiger Selig, and Michael Schwarzmann will serve as the lead-out for the Australian sprinter.
Thomas De Gendt, Harm Vanhoucke, and Matthew Holmes are aiming for a stage win in the hills.

151 EWAN Caleb
152 SELIG Rüdiger
153 VANHOUCKE Harm
154 DE GENDT Thomas
155 HOLMES Matthew
156 KLUGE Roger
157 MONIQUET Sylvain
158 SCHWARZMANN Michael
Directeurs Sportifs: DAVIS Allan and WAUTERS Marc

Movistar Team

For his last participation in the Giro, Alessandro Valverde is leading the Movistar team alongside Iván Sosa. The team is aiming for a top GC finish.

161 VALVERDE Alejandro
162 ARCAS Jorge
163 BARTA Will
164 LAZKANO Oier
165 PEDRERO Antonio
166 ROJAS José Joaquín
167 SAMITIER Sergio
168 SOSA Iván Ramiro
Directeurs Sportifs: SCIANDRI Maximilian and VELASCO Iván

Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team

Mark Cavendish’s goal is to win all the sprint stages with lead-out support from Michael Mørkøv and Mauro Schmid. The rest of the team will take the race one day at a time.

171 CAVENDISH Mark
172 KNOX James
173 BALLERINI Davide
174 SERRY Pieter
175 SCHMID Mauro
176 VAN LERBERGHE Bert
177 MØRKØV Michael
178 VANSEVENANT Mauri
Directeurs Sportifs: BRAMATI Davide and VAN BONDT Geert

Team BikeExchange – Jayco

Simon Yates is coming on the Giro to win it. His team is dedicated to supporting him to bring back the Maglia Rosa home.

181 YATES Simon
182 CRADDOCK Lawson
183 HAMILTON Lucas
184 HEPBURN Michael
185 HOWSON Damien
186 JUUL-JENSEN Christopher
187 SCOTSON Callum
188 SOBRERO Matteo
Directeurs Sportifs: WHITE Matthew and BATES Gene

Team DSM

Romain Bardet has a lot of experience in racing Grand Tours. His team will do its best to finish on top of GC.

191 BARDET Romain
192 ARENSMAN Thymen
193 BOL Cees
194 COMBAUD Romain
195 DAINESE Alberto
196 DENZ Nico
197 HAMILTON Chris
198 TUSVELD Martijn
Directeurs Sportifs: WINSTON Matthew and ROBERTS Luke

Trek – Segafredo

Trek Segafredo aims at a top GC finish with Giulio Ciccone as team leader.

201 CICCONE Giulio
202 CATALDO Dario
203 SKJELMOSE JENSEN Mattias
204 LÓPEZ Juan Pedro
205 MOLLEMA Bauke
206 MOSCA Jacopo
207 THEUNS Edward
208 VERGAERDE Otto
Directeurs Sportifs: RAST Grégory and BAFFI Adriano

UAE Team Emirates

The main goal for team UAE Emirates is the GC with Joao Almeida as team leader. However, sprint stages are also a goal with Fernanda Gaviria.

211 ALMEIDA João
212 OLIVEIRA Rui
213 COSTA Rui
214 COVI Alessandro
215 FORMOLO Davide
216 GAVIRIA Fernando
217 RICHEZE Maximiliano
218 ULISSI Diego
Directeurs Sportifs: BALDATO Fabio and FERNANDEZ Jose Antonio

Race information: https://www.giroditalia.it

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