Preview: What you need to know about stage 14 of the 2022 Giro d’Italia

A late move should win the day, likely from the early breakaway.

by Ronan Mc Laughlin

Date: Saturday May 21
Start: Santena
Finish: Torino
Distance: 147 km

In the words of the Garibaldi: “A short but intense stage which leaves little time for the riders to catch their breath.” This stage is flat to start with, but anything but flat after about 20 km. There’s just five categorised climbs for the day, but with 3,000 m of climbing in 147 km, there’s plenty of other ascending on tap for the riders too.

This stage incorporates two laps of a 36.4 km circuit that includes Superga (5 km at 8.6%), a climb best known for its traditional role in Milano-Torino, and the Colle della Maddalena (3.5 km at 8.1%). From the top of the final climb there’s a technical descent to the finish.

Who’s it for: The opportunists. The early break will fancy its chances, but a late move, probably on the Superga or Colle della Maddalena, seems a great way to win.

CyclingTips’ picks: With so much climbing it’s hard to look past the same climber-come-stage hunter rider already on the attack at this Giro such as Davide Formolo, Bauke Mollema, and Tom Dumoulin. With four second category climbs in the final 70 km Diego Rosa might fancy adding to his mountains points haul and grabbing a stage win. Equally, Koen Bouwman could see an opportunity to grab back the blue mountains jersey.