- Richard Carapaz (+135) is the favorite to win Giro D’Italia 2022 for the second time in his career
- 176 riders from 22 different teams will compete in the three-week stage race from Budapest, Hungary to Verona, Italy
- The 105th edition of the Corsa Rosa starts on Friday, May 6 and concludes on Sunday, May 29
Covering more than 2,000 miles over a grueling three-week span, the Giro d’Italia is one of cycling’s three Grand Tours, along with the Tour de France and Vuelta a España. There are two-time trials, long stages distancing over 120 miles, and many punishing mountain passes and summits.
Having already won a Grand Tour, Richard Carapaz is one of three GC favorites along with Simon Yates and João Almeida. Let’s look at the latest Giro odds and predict who will be crowned champion in 2022. Here’s also where you can find all of our Cycling odds, picks, and betting news.
Giro d’Italia 2022
|Miguel Angel Lopez||+1200|
|Ivan Ramiro Sosa||+4000|
Carapaz is the heavy favorite
Since winning the Giro d’Italia in 2019, Richard Carapaz (+135) has claimed two other Grand Tour podium finishes, and none of the riders who placed ahead of him are competing in this year’s event. The Ecuadorian also placed second at the recent Volta a Catalunya, suggesting that the Olympic champion is at the top of his game. Additionally, his Ineos Grenadiers team claimed the pink jersey at the Corsa Rosa in three of the last four years.
Richard Carapaz will return to the Giro d'Italia in 2022 aiming for a second victory at the corsa rosa
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Simon Yates and João Almeida
Simon Yates (+500) is still looking for his first career pink jersey, but he has a victory at the Vuelta and a third-place finish at Giro. Known as an excellent climber, the British cyclist finished runner-up at Paris-Nice and claimed two stage wins at the Vuelta a Asturias last week. However, his BikeExchange squad isn’t loaded with as much talent as Ineos Grenadiers, so he has less margin of error than Carapaz.
João Almeida (+650) placed fourth and sixth in his last two finishes at Verona and has yet to capture a Grand Tour. However, the 23-year-old Portuguese rider excels in time trials and could have the young legs to conquer Giro’s climbs if his recent performance at the Volta a Catalunya is any indication.
Mathieu van der Poel proved our betting predictions for the 2022 Tour of Flanders correct a few weeks back, but oddsmakers aren’t giving him much chance. You currently can’t find odds for the Dutchman, who pulled out of the 2021 Tour de France after eight stages. He’ll likely cut his race short again after snagging the pink jersey on the first or second day.
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Miguel Angel Lopez (+1200) is an explosive climber who should thrive through the mountain stages. His kryptonite has always been the clock, but with Giro only featuring two-time trials this year, the Colombian is well-positioned to win his first career Grand Tour.
Wilco Kelderman (+2000) has finished top-five in half of his last six Grand Tour appearances and stood on the podium at the 2020 Giro d’Italia. The Dutch rider would likely have shorter odds if there were more time trials on this year’s route. However, his strong Bora-Hansgrohe team should provide a big-time advantage.
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