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Giro Donne 2022: Route, live coverage, prize money and teams

Everything you need to know about the women’s Giro d’Italia, which begins on 30th June

Robyn Davidson
24 Jun 2022

The Giro d’Italia Donne, formerly the Giro Rosa, is the longest-running stage race for the women’s peloton, the counterpart to the men’s Giro d’Italia

The 33rd edition of the race promises to be another action-packed event, and with up to two hours of live TV coverage per stage promised, we can watch it too.  

In 2021, SD Worx dominated.

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The team swept the podium with winner Anna van der Breggen, who also topped the points classification, followed by Ashleigh Moolman Pasio and Demi Vollering. 

Teammate Niamh Fisher-Black won the young rider classification too. 

But onwards to the 2022 edition...

Giro Donne 2022 route

The Giro Donne is 10 stages in length, making it the longest women’s race of the season.

After three stages on the island of Sardinia, the peloton travels towards the regions of Emilia-Romagna, Lombardia and Veneto. 

Stage 1: Thursday 30th June

Cagliari - Cagliari, 4.75km (ITT)


Stage 2: Friday 1st July

Villasimius - Tortolì, 106.5km

Stage 3: Saturday 2nd July 

Cala Gonone - Olbia, 113.4km 

Stage 4: Monday 4th July 

Cesena - Cesena, 120.9km 

Stage 5: Tuesday 5th July 

Carpi - Reggio Emilia, 126.1km

Stage 6: Wednesday 6th July

Sarnico - Bergamo, 114.7km

Stage 7: Thursday 7th July 

Prevalle - Passo Maniva, 112.9km

Stage 8: Friday 8th July

Rovereto - Aldeno, 104.7km

Stage 9: Saturday 9th July

San Michele All’Adige - San Lorenzo Dorsino, 112.8km 

Stage 10: Sunday 10th July 

Abano Terme - Padova, 90.5km 

Giro Donne jerseys 


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Maglia Rosa (pink jersey)

General classification leader.

Maglia Ciclamino (cyclamen jersey)

Points classification leader.

Maglia Verde (green jersey)

Gran Premio della Montagna/Queen of the Mountains classification leader.

Maglia Bianca (white jersey)

Young rider classification leader.

Maglia Azzurra (blue jersey)

Leading Italian in the general classification.

Giro Donne 2022 live coverage


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TV coverage is an area the Giro Donne has historically struggled with.

After the 2020 edition, the race was demoted from its WorldTour status to 2.ProSeries level by the UCI for failing to provide the mandated 45 minutes of live coverage.

Organisers then limited coverage to just the final 15km of each stage in 2021 to fit in a wider hour-long coverage package for TV that included interviews and podium presentations.

But even this wasn’t always the case. Sometimes we saw more, with up to 30km of live coverage shown, but other times less, with nothing of the Queen Stage not shown.

Pulse Media Group (PMG Sport) became the new organisers after the 2021 race and have promised up to two hours of live coverage for each stage.

GCN+

Live coverage of the Giro d’Italia Donne is available to GCN+ subscribers worldwide with a full on-demand replay too.

Stage 1, 30th June: 13:00 BST/14:00 CEST start
Stage 2, 1st July: 13:00 BST/14:00 CEST
Stage 3, 2nd July: 11:45 BST/12:45 CEST
Stage 4, 4th July: 13:00 BST/14:00 CEST
Stage 5, 5th July: 11:45 BST/12:45 CEST
Stage 6, 6th July: 11:45 BST/12:45 CEST
Stage 7, 7th July: 11:45 BST/12:45 CEST
Stage 8, 8th July: 11:45 BST/12:45 CEST
Stage 9, 9th July: 11:45 BST/12:45 CEST
Stage 10, 10th July: 11:45 BST/12:45 CEST

Eurosport

Live coverage of the Giro d’Italia Donne is available for Eurosport viewers on both TV, typically the Eurosport 1 channel, and online.

The following TV schedule will be continuously updated.

Stage 1, 30th June: Eurosport 1, 14:00-15:45
Stage 2, 1st July: Eurosport 1, 14:00-15:30
Stage 3, 2nd July: 
Stage 4, 4th July: Eurosport 1, 14:00-15:30
Stage 5, 5th July: 
Stage 6, 6th July: 
Stage 7, 7th July: 
Stage 8, 8th July: 
Stage 9, 9th July: 
Stage 10, 10th July: 

Giro Donne 2022 prize money 

PMG Sport have increased the prize money to match that of the upcoming Tour de France Femmes.

The total prize pot is €250,000, a five-fold increase from last year’s €50,000 total.

This year, the winner of the Giro Donne will be awarded €50,000.

Giro Donne 2022 teams

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Canyon-SRAM Racing

EF Education-TIBCO-SVB

FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope

Human Powered Health

Liv Racing Xstra

Movistar Team

Roland Cogeas Edelweiss

Team BikeExchange-Jayco

Team DSM

Team Jumbo-Visma

Team SD Worx

Trek-Segafredo

UAE Team ADQ

Uno-X Pro Cycling Team

Aromitalia - Basso Bikes - Vaiano

Bizkaia Durango

Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling

Cofidis Women Team

Colombia Tierra de Atletas - GW - Shimano

Isolmant - Premac - Vittoria

Servetto - Makhymo - Beltrami TSA

Team Mendelspeck

Valcar - Travel & Service



Main image: Luc Claessen via Getty Images