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Giro d’Italia Awards 2022, all the nominees

29/05/2022

All the nominees in the 12 categories of the Giro d’Italia Awards 2022.
48 memorable moments that we have chosen throughout this three-week journey from Hungary to Verona.
48 moments that will shape the story of a unique Giro: Yours!


Best sprint:

  • Mathieu van der Poel – stage 1, Budapest-Visegrad
  • Arnaud Démare – stage 5, Catania-Messina
  • Biniam Girmay – stage 10, Pescara-Jesi
  • Alberto Dainese – stage 11, Sant’Arcangelo di Romagna-Reggio Emilia

Best breakaway:

  • Stefano Oldani – stage 12, Parma-Genova
  • Giulio Ciccone – stage 15, Rivarolo Canavese-Cogne
  • Thomas De Gendt – stage 8, Napoli-Napoli
  • Alessandro Covi – stage 20, Belluno-Passo Fedaia

Best team:

  • Ineos Grenadiers
  • Bora-Hansgrohe
  • Bahrain Victorious
  • Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux


Best uphill finish:

  • Etna
  • Blockhaus
  • Cogne
  • Passo Fedaia


Best revelation:

  • Juan Pedro Lopez
  • Santiago Buitrago
  • Alberto Dainese
  • Biniam Girmay

Best attack:

  • Ciccone on the Cogne climb
  • Carapaz on Superga
  • Buitrago on the Menador
  • Hindley on the Fedaia

Best team spirit:

  • Dumoulin, the designated captain at the start of the Giro, putting himself at the disposal of his team-mate Bouwman on the stage with the finish in Potenza, paving the way for victory
  • Bora-Hansgroe attacking in Turin with 80km to go, giving us one of the most spectacular stages of this Giro
  • Lennard Kämna who, after being in the breakaway all day in the Dolomite stage, finds the strength to help Hindley with 2.5km to go and sets the pace towards the finish on Fedaia, in a move that gave the Australian the Maglia Rosa
  • Harm Vanhoucke, who in the spectacular stage in Naples worked hard for his team-mate Thomas De Gendt, who then managed to take stage win.

Amore Infinito Award:

  • Mathieu van der Poel. Because at the finish in Jesi he congratulated the winner Girmay before even crossing the finish line.
  • Davide Formolo. Because after crossing the finish line of the Marmolada after a full day in the breakaway, the first thing he did was to console Richard Carapaz, who had just lost the Maglia Rosa.
  • Jai Hindley. Because he took the Maglia Rosa in the very last stage before ITT, and as soon as he put it on he kissed it.
  • Vincenzo Nibali. Because he is Vincenzo Nibali, and this was the last Giro of his extraordinary career.

Most spectacular stage:

  • Napoli-Napoli
  • Santena-Torino
  • Ponte di Legno-Lavarone
  • Belluno-Passo Fedaia

Best ‘Stage City’ City dressing: City dressing:

  • Sant’Arcangelo di Romagna
  • Lavarone
  • Marano Lagunare
  • Diamante

Best domestique:

  • Wout Poels
  • Jacopo Guarnieri
  • Pavel Sivakov
  • Lennard Kämna

Best leading rider:

  • Richard Carapaz
  • Jai Hindley
  • Vincenzo Nibali
  • Mathieu van der Poel

We look forward to seeing you all from 8.30 tonight on our Instagram Stories for the semi-finals, and from tomorrow night for the finals.

Because the Giro d’Italia 2022 ends in Verona today, that’ s true.
But it has many stories yet to be written, all together.

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