Preview: What you need to know about stage 21 of the 2022 Giro d’Italia

The TT specialists get their chance on the final day of the Giro.

by Matt de Neef

Date: Sunday May 29
Start: Verona
Finish: Verona
Distance: 17.4 km (individual time trial)

The Giro ends with an individual time trial in Verona that’s defined by a stepwise climb of around 4.5 km (5% average). That climb peaks a little over halfway through the stage, after which it’s downhill then flat to the finsh line.

This stage doesn’t appear to be too technical, but there are a couple of twists and turns on the descent which caught out at least one ride last time the Giro visited in 2019.

Who’s it for: The TT specialists and anyone who still has legs this late in the race.

CyclingTips’ picks: Thomas De Gendt and Matteo Sobrero should both challenge for the stage win. Ben Tulett could take a stage win to soften the team’s blow of losing pink yesterday. Edoardo Affini is also among the favourites but has spent a lot of energy in final week attacks.